SAN JOSE -- A pair of San Jose Earthquakes players were called to national team duty this week, including midfielder Cordell Cato for Trinidad and Tobago and Victor Bernardez for Honduras.
Cato, 22, made three appearances for the Soca Warriors during the 2014 Caribbean Cup qualification process, his first caps for the senior team. Cato also wore his country's colors during the 2011 CONCACAF U-20 Championship in Guatemala, making three appearances in the process. The speedy winger recently completed his second season with the Earthquakes, setting career bests for appearances (27), starts (16) and goals (3) while matching his career high for assists with two.
Trinidad and Tobago was drawn into Group A along with Cuba, French Guiana and Curacao. The Soca Warriors will open against Curacao on Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 2:30 p.m. PT. They'll then face French Guiana two days later at 2:30 p.m. PT and close group play against Cuba on Saturday, Nov. 15 at 5 p.m. PT. The winners of Group A and Group B will face in the championship game on Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 5:30 p.m. PT. The runners-up will also compete for third place on Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. PT.
The tournament also features host Jamaica, Martinique, Haiti and Antigua and Barbuda. Trinidad and Tobago have eight titles in the history of the event, the most of any other nation.
Bernardez, 32, has 80 career caps with Los Catrachos. He was a part of Honduras' FIFA World Cup squads in 2010 and 2014 and recently suited up in friendlies against the United States and Mexico. Bernardez wrapped up his third year with the Earthquakes with two goals and one assist in 26 games. The 26 appearances were a new career best in San Jose while his goal and assist output matched career highs.
Honduras will face Japan on Friday, Nov. 14 at Toyota Stadium in Toyota City, Japan and China on Tuesday, Nov. 18 at Tianhe Stadium in Guangzhou, China.
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