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National Olympic team player Aaron Downing is keeping his head up these days and continues to vie for a place in the starting team for Belgium Third Division club Royal White Star Woluwe FC
The 20-year-old Downing has had to look on at countryman Matthew Bartholomew enjoying a good run for the club with four goals. Bartholomew is now a regular starter and has pushed the team up to the promotion zone. But head coach Charles Chapelle has not given Downing the chance for the first team, leaving the former W Connection attacker to run out only for the Reserves.
"I haven't been playing with the first team but with God giving me the strength, it's made me worked really hard and I'm seeing the progress over this period," Downing said.
MLS waive Two T&T players
Two of this country's United States players were waived by their American Major League Soccer clubs last week as the start of the new MLS season approaches.
Defender Andrei Pacheco who joined Columbus Crew last season was one of them being told to look elsewhere as the club no longer required his services and he would be available to the thirteen other clubs. He was among four players released.
Columbus made the moves to get under the league's 28-man roster limit (eight senior players and 10 developmental players) and salary limit for its 18-man roster. The Crew's roster currently features 17 of the 18 senior players permitted, as well as all 10 developmental players allowed.
Sealy in action for Kansas.
See Sealy's interview from February.
Meantime, fellow T&T defender Osei Telesford, troubled by injury last season, was also waived by Chicago Fire. He played just two games last season and was among five players told they could look elsewhere by Chicago .
Kansas City Wizards striker Scott Sealy, Collin Samuel and Julius James, recently drafted by Toronto FC are among the T&T players remaining on MLS rosters.
Sealy, coming off a solid season previously said his intentions were to move on to better things.
"The last season was up and down. I started off well being as sharp as I could remember but then the ankle injury put me off for a while. I played like eight consecutive games after that but things never really went right," said Sealy who ended the season with a quad injury, playing with it heavily strapped.
"I was able to score some goals at the end of the season but I was never one hundred percent. Hopefully this season going into my last year on contract, I can put some pressure on the coach or the General manager to come up with a contract that I am happy about or look at my options abroad. There were some clubs that showed some interest after last season so we'll see how it goes. Right now my aim is to have a good season for Kansas," Sealy added. (Photo at top shows Aaron Downing and Matthew Bartholomew)