National forward Trevin Caesar is hoping his showing during the recent period with the “Soca Warriors” will keep him in Stephen Hart’s plans for the 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign.

The ex-North East Stars player was a second half substitute in T&T’s 3-3 draw with Salt Lake City earlier this month. His selection by Hart was the first since T&T’s international friendlies with Argentina and Iran in June of last year. Caesar has been performing consistently well for United States United Soccer League (USL) club Austin Aztex with ten goals so far this season.

“Watching the team do well on TV during the Gold Cup and actually coming into the set up are two totally different things,” Caesar said. “I knew I had to come in and do well to get back into the team and I was glad to get the second half run. I think the team is getting better all the time and the competition for places is quite stiff. “Hopefully I will be there again for the next warm up match.

“For Austin, the team is doing so well but I’ve been having a pretty good season with ten goals. We’re looking to end the season well and try to go after a couple titles next season. The season was a bit challenging because of me coming into a new team from San Antonio Scorpions and dealing with a new coach as well. But I’ve coped well so far.” 

The ex-T&T Under-23 player’s highlight of the season was a goal scored from 25 yards out against LA Galaxy 2.