09 August 2013

BIG CANNONS SIGN THREE

In a move to strengthen its squad in the face of four early season defeats, FC Santa Rosa has signed three new players, midfielder Jean Luc Rochford, defender Jesse Reyes and forward Michael Hospedales. Rochford is the younger brother of Big Cannon regular Jovan and has represented Trinidad and Tobago in two FIFA World Cups (2007 Under-17 in South Korea and 2009 Under-20 in Egypt, where he scored against the host nation in the tournament’s opening match). Jean Luc returns to Santa Rosa from Northeast Stars FC of the TT Pro League. Reyes was a regular with Super League elite club WASA FC, while Hospedales featured in Santa Rosa’s 2011-2012 promotion season and returns to the Big Cannons after a season with Arima rivals Malabar FC. Midfielder

Meantime, in other team news, midfielder Jevaughn Vance leaves for the United States on 9 August after accepting a scholarship at Long Island University (New York). Forward Devon King returns to the starting line up on 11 August away to Guaya United FC after missing three matches due to a groin injury, while forward Kendall Sealy is exected to return to training on 13 August after having his ankle fractured in the season’s opening match on 7 July.

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