The performance put on by second-half substitute, Denzil Theobald, last Wednesday against the Americans have left many calling for him to be in the starting team.

Those who knew nothing of him, they were asking more about this Caledonia AIA/Fire player.

Theobald, referred to as “Bleeder” by his team-mates, added some spark to the T&T attack, when he was introduced, eventually laying off the ball which led to Angus Eve’s goal.

“I knew I had to go out there and make an impact. I didn’t get into the starting team and I couldn’t just let the chance to play in a big match like this just go away.

“I have worked hard in training and I want to do something to help the team once I am on the field.

“A lot of people have been calling for me to start now, but I won’t rush into things, because maybe if I had started the last game, I may not have done too much.

“I’ll take it one step at a time for now,” said the 22-year old from Nelson Street, Port-of- Spain.

Among the other home-based pros making an impact in the match included defenders Anton Pierre, and Marlon Rojas, who is carded to join American MLS side Real Salt Lake soon for pre-season training. The likes of Atiba Charles, Michael Celestine and Keyeno Thomas are also knocking on the selection door.