Connection's Winchester, Benjamin Jr. for Dallas trial

Connection's Winchester, Benjamin Jr. for Dallas trialW Connection marquee youth player Shahdon Winchester and U17 standout Neil Benjamin Jr. are expected to depart Trinidad on Wednesday 29 June to join Major League Soccer club FC Dallas on a 10-day trial.

The 19 year old Winchester, who had trials with Portuguese club Sporting Braga and Scottish club Celtics, showcased his talents for the Technical team of the 2010 MLS Champions Colorado Rapids Soccer Club earlier this year.

Most recently Winchester represented Trinidad & Tobago in Guatemala for the U20 CONCACAF World Cup Qualifications, and has also been a part of the then Russell Latapy led National Senior team with two caps to his name.

He is a regular to the W Connection Senior team starting line-up and also a past Naparima College stand out.

Meantime Benjamin Jr., also one of W Connection’s promising youth players, having come through the club’s youth system and into the main team has also been part of the T&T National Youth set-up having played for both National U15 and U17 teams.

The former Naparima Boys College player will turn 17 in August and according to the club, his style can be compared with that of English international Theo Walcott.

Dallas currently sits second on the Western Conference Standings, four (4) points behind leaders LA Galaxy with 31 points from 17 games and are hoping to strengthen their squad with players that can bring the 2011 title home.

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