Quinton Griffith national player, touted as one of the country’s best, has been invited to a nine-day tryout with the New England Revolution, a first division professional team in the United States’ Major League Soccer (MLS).

The training period dates will run from January 21 to 30 in Arizona. Griffith’s opportunity was organised by Antigua & Barbuda Football Association (ABFA) and has been in the works since the country’s failed 2014 World Cup bid.

The utility player has scored five times in 13 matches to date in the country’s top division. Quinton also played an instrumental role in the country’s lone Professional team Antigua Barracudas, a concept currently used by the Antigua and Barbuda FA to prepare the national players for international contracts and World Cup Qualifiers.

National players Akeem “Leppy” Thomas of Parham, Elvis “Chung” Thomas of LIME Old Road, Peter “Big Pete” Byers of Sugar Ridge SAP and Troy Dublin of Education for Advancement Bassa – left the island to take up professional contracts in T&T.