Shillong Lajong sign T&T World Cupper

New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Newly-promoted I-League club Shillong Lajong FC have signed up Trinidad and Tobago World Cupper Cornell Glen for their forthcoming 2013-14 seasons.

Glen is a regular for Trinidad and Tobago since 2002, with 66 international caps and 23 goals to his name. He was also in the squad for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, where he appeared in all three games.

Glen’s shot nearly upset Sweden in the Caribbean team’s historic World Cup debut which ended in a draw. Trinidad & Tobago were eliminated in the first round after losing to England and Paraguay, but Glen’s performances during the tournament earned him praise and recognition.

Glen’s impressive run with San Juan Jabloteh dominated the TT Pro League, leading the club to two consecutive league championships in 2002 and 2003, while registering 12 and 26 goals in the respective seasons paving him a way to MLS Metrostars and there upon to other MLS clubs including LA Galaxy, FC Dallas, The Columbus Crew, The Colorado Rapids, San Jose Earthquakes and so on.

With this signing, Glen will be the second MLS player to play for an I-League club after India skipper Sunil Chettri.

Before his signing with Shillong Lajong, he was with Trinidad and Tobago’s top-level TT Pro League Club Caledonia AIA.

“We feel an experienced player like Cornell Glen I hope that Glen will gel well with the rest of the team and we look forward to him joining us and help the team put up a competitive performance in the upcoming I League,” said Larsing Ming, general secretary of Shillong Lajong Football Club.

Glenn said he was looking forward to play for Shillong Lajong.

“Shillong Lajong FC has always been one of the well known Clubs from that part of the World (India) and to get an opportunity to play for them would be such an honour and something that would give me immense pride, more so if I could help the Club do well in the League,” he said.

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