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Report: Noah Powder called to Trinidad and Tobago U-20 squad, listed as trialing with Paris Saint-Germain

Congrats! Also, uh-oh.

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[Update: Since this post was published, the TTFA has adjusted its squad listing - now showing Noah Powder as attached to the New York Red Bulls. That is in itself news, since Powder has not officially signed pro terms with the club and has aged out of the Academy. OaM can advise it had word of Powder's trip to PSG prior to TTFA's apparently inadvertent publication of the news.]

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association carries news of its men's U-20 team's preparations for the upcoming 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship. A 26-man squad is heading to Colombia for training. The roster includes Noah Powder, the New York Red Bulls Academy product who was a regular for NYRB II last season - scoring his first goal at the pro level while still an amateur.

The 18-year-old is a versatile prospect, as that goal illustrates: he's traditionally regarded as a left-sided player, but there he is on the right.

His future is less clear at the moment. Powder is not known to have a college commitment, and has surely shown sufficiently well in USL last season to demonstrate he is ready to turn pro. But he hasn't featured in the off-season chatter about potential RBNY signings, and the TTFA lists him as "on trial at Paris Saint-Germain".

PSG has already scooped up former RBNY Academy prospect Timothy Weah - though he is the son of one of PSG's most famous players, George Weah, so one might suggest that is more of a homecoming than a moves away from the Red Bulls. Tim Weah's cousin (George's nephew), Kyle Duncan, also reportedly trained with PSG before ultimately signing with Valenciennes. Powder's stint with PSG would start to make the connection between the French superclub and RBNY's Academy look a little like a pipeline.

Clearly, however, Powder's future is not yet resolved. He hasn't signed with RBNY, as best we know; it doesn't appear he's signed with any other club. He is exploring his options, as a talented young player should do.

Back in August, Kyle Duncan revealed in an interview with Valenciennes' official website that he had declined the chance to sign a reserve team contract with RBNY, choosing instead to go to France. Powder is under no obligation to follow the same path, of course.