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Report: Kevin Molino sent home from T&T camp after breaking curfew

Photo by Jerome Miron/USA TODAY Sports
Photo by Jerome Miron/USA TODAY Sports

Trinidad & Tobago’s spot in the Gold Cup is in danger following a loss on Tuesday, one that came without one of the team’s biggest stars due to an off-the-field incident.

Orlando City’s Kevin Molino was sent home from Soca Warriors’ camp ahead of the team’s 2-0 loss to Martinique on Tueday night. Molino’s dismissal was reportedly caused by a missed curfew after being fined for the same infraction during September qualifiers.

According to reports, Molino slipped away to team camp to spend the night at a local nightclub two days after a 4-0 Carribean Cup thrashing of the Dominican Republic. Manager Stephen Hart found out about Molino’s escapades prior to Tuesday’s match, prompting the Soca Warriors’ boss to send Molino home.

T&T ended up losing Tuesday’s match, sending them to a playoff with a chance at the Gold Cup on the line. Martinique’s win sees Les Matinino¬†qualify for the 2017 Gold Cup alongside Curacao, who defeated Puerto Rico, 4-2, ¬†in extra time on Tuesday.

Hart will now need to make a decision on Molino’s further involvement ahead of November World Cup qualifying clashes with Costa Rica and Honduras.

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  1. Meh, Martinique’s in the Gold Cup again? Not a big fan of these regional (but not FIFA-affiliated) national teams in big int’l tournaments.

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  2. That’s really too bad, he’s had a really good season with Orlando and was a difference maker for TnT. TnT has a realistic shot at the playoff spot for the WC with him, without him that seems like a tall order.

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