KANSAS CITY, KS - JULY 23: Danny Koevermans #14 of Toronto FC heads the ball past Daneil Cyrus #25 of Sporting Kansas City on July 23, 2011 at LiveStrong Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by G. Newman Lowrance/Getty Images)
News broke today that Sporting Kansas City center back Daneil Cyrus will be part of the 24 man training camp set to participate in Trinidad and Tobago's upcoming friendlies on February 14th and 16th. Cyrus did not participate in Tobago's previous games against Finland in T&T a couple of weeks ago.
Now, Cyrus finds himself as one of about 30 players currently under U-23 coach Angus Eve's radar trying to get picked to go to the US this spring to compete in the 2012 Olympic qualifying tournament. The number of players that are allowed to compete in the tournament will be cut to just 20 by then so Cyrus will have to work hard to get a place. Cyrus' whereabouts over the past couple of weeks were unknown seeing as he did not show up at the beginning of Sporting KC's preseason back in January. The official word from Sporting KC that I received was that he had been given time off for "personal reasons".
A Tobago Representative team will play Guyana on February the 14th, followed by Angus Eve's U23's match against Guyana on the 16th. Eve also mentioned that he will be looking forward to the training camp in Costa Rica following the two match-ups. This does however clash with Sporting KC's pre-season schedule as they will be in Florida from February 20th to March 3rd.
This means that Cyrus will have to choose either club or country unless there is something else in the works for him. But does FC Santa Rosa - the club he is being loaned from - really need him back? They recently won the Eastern FA Title in Tobago.