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Bulls Abroad: Noah Powder called to Trinidad and Tobago U-20s squad

A shot at qualifying for the 2017 CONCACAF U-20s Championship has cost Powder further participation in NYRB II's USL playoffs run.

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When the New York Red Bulls II took the field for the USL Eastern Conference final against Louisville City FC, there was a surprising lack of Noah Powder in the lineup.

And on the bench.

Eagle-eyed Eric Friedlander set us straight:

Noah Powder was called up to the Trinidad and Tobago U-20s earlier this month, and should currently be in Panama as part of the team's preparations for the upcoming Caribbean Football Union Men's U-20 Tournament in Curacao. The tournament runs from October 21 to October 30, which means Noah Powder will also miss the USL Cup Final on October 23.

T&T is grouped with Haiti, Cuba, and Saint Lucia in the CFU tournament. The top two teams in the group will qualify for the 2017 CONCACAF Men's U-20 Championship, which is the qualifying tournament for the 2017 Men's U-20 World Cup.

Powder and T&T kick off their CFU competition against Cuba on October 22.