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Caesar Aiming to Lead Blues Back to Playoffs

By NICHOLAS MURRAY - nicholas.murray@uslsoccer.com, 09/09/16, 2:16PM EDT

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Welcomes Orange County’s new ownership group as season reaches climax


Photo courtesy Liza Rosales / Orange County Blues FC

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Orange County Blues FC forward Trevin Caesar said he was pleased to hear about the completion of the sale of the club to Southern California businessman James Keston this week, with the Blues now well set for not only this season, but well into the future.

Speaking ahead of Tuesday night’s World Cup Qualifying clash at EverBank Field against the United States, the Trinidad & Tobago international said.

“To me, it’s basically getting a new franchise in and getting everything organized for the rest of this season and for the new season to come,” Caesar said, “and to make sure every one of the players is comfortable and can help each and every one to make sure we qualify for the playoffs, and win the championship.”

Caesar didn’t see action against the U.S. in T&T’s 4-0 defeat in the final game of the penultimate stage of qualifying. The result didn’t mean a great deal to the Soca Warriors, who had already qualified for the final stage with a 1-1 draw against Guatemala the previous Friday.

On Friday night, though, Caesar could be back in action as the Blues take on Real Monarchs SLC in a crucial game in the USL Western Conference playoff race at Rio Tinto Stadium (9 p.m. ET | Match Center). With three games remaining in the season, the Blues could need to win out to book a return to the playoffs.


Photo courtesy Liza Rosales / Orange County Blues FC

Sitting one goal behind Didier Crettenand for the team lead in goals after the Swiss midfielder’s free kick last Saturday against Sacramento, Caesar is eager to get back in the scoring column for the Blues, after his run of six goals in six games fueled a run up the table, and likely earned his selection to the Soca Warriors for this past week’s games.

“I knew that we had World Cup Qualifying games coming up, and I wanted to work even harder to get myself here on the national team, and to continue scoring goals,” Caesar said. “After [the U.S. game], I’m going to be back and looking to score even more goals than Didier, and help my team qualify for the playoffs.”

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