Striker Cornell Glen has been signed on a one-year agreement by North EastStars and the benefits can go both ways.
Stars new Head Coach Angus Eve is currently molding a mixture of youth andexperience, where he hopes the 31 year old Glen would fit in the later, for theupcoming 2012-2013 TT Pro League season.
And while Glen is excited to share his experience, the 2006 Trinidad and TobagoWorld Cup player hopes to rekindle his goalscoring ways.
“I think the organization is a good organization, looking to go forward anddoing some good things for youths. And to join an organization like this isalways a good thing,” said the former San Juan Jabloteh forward over hisdecision to join the Sangre Grande club.
“I think they have a good plan in place for the club and youth players for thefuture. And to be a part of something like that and to be able to help, transferringmy knowledge to some of the younger players is always something to be pleasedwith.”
Glen, had two seasons at now dissolved Futgof, before joining Portuguese fourthdivision club Sanjoanense in 2000, for two seasons and returned to Trinidad in2002 joining Jabloteh where he made a name for himself and later moved to theUnited States Major League Soccer (MLS) with MetroStars(2004), FC Dallas(2005),Columbus Crew(2005), Colorado Rapids(2006) and Los Angeles Galaxy.
He then returned to Jabloteh in 2007 bounced across to Ma Pau SC in 2008 andthen back to the San Juan club. In 2009 he joined San Jose Earthquakes and hada successful season, but plagued by injuries, he followed up with a disappointing2010.
In 2011 Glen spent months training with Caledonia AIA subsequently signed with the Morvant-Laventille club for the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Club Championship. He then had unsuccessful trials with Vietnameseclub Song Lam Nghe An FC and China’s Shen Yang FCand has been inactive since February of this year.
“I promise that I wouldcome here and work hard, give a hundred percent and hopefully we can win sometrophies,” said the now North East Stars striker following a workout at theLarry Gomes Stadium.
“I’m not going to promise any [number of] goals because you never know what canhappen. But I’m definitely going to be working hard and try and score as muchgoals as I can.
“I’m about 80 percent right now and I’m only getting better. I had a rough yearand a half and I’m just trying to put that behind me. I’m now trying to workhard and have a good season.
“I just want to play football and enjoy the game again and play consistentlyand hopefully start back scoring goals. As for the future, whatever happens,once I work hard and do the right things, its only bright things can happen,”Glen concluded.