UPDATE, January 27th: Real Salt Lake defender Noah Powder will also join Trinidad & Tobago ahead of Sunday’s friendly against the USA. This is Powder’s first call to the Trinidad senior team after representing the nation at levels under 17 and under 20.
Atlanta United Academy midfielder Ajani Fortune was promoted to senior for his international friendly Sunday against the US men’s national team (7pm ET | FS1, UniMas, TUDN) at Exploria Stadium, home of Orlando City SC appointed by Trinidad & Tobago.
The 18-year-old Fortune joined the Atlanta Academy ahead of the 2018/19 season and played 11 games (five starts) for ATLUTD 2 in the USL Championship. He also scored during a game against Miami FC on September 12.
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#ATLUTD Academy player Ajani Fortune has been named to the Trinidad & Tobago Seniors National Team.
Details: https://t.co/wRVrFOMgpl pic.twitter.com/0PfDCpFIVb
– ATLUTD Academy (@AcademyATLUTD) January 26, 2021
Fortune had played four games with the Trinidad & Tobago U-17 national team. He took part in the Concacaf U-17 championship 2019 and gave him experience in the setup of the Soca Warriors. During his tenure at Atlanta’s academy, Fortune has scored five goals in 19 games for his U-17 team. He has also played in seven games for their U-19s.
Should Fortune take on the USMNT against Trinidad & Tobago, he could face Atlanta left-back George Bello and center-back Miles Robinson. Both made the final USMNT list after their January camp in Florida.