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T2's Payne, Winchester receive international call-ups

PORTLAND, Ore. – T2 midfielder Tim Payne (New Zealand) and forward Rundell Winchester (Trinidad and Tobago) have been named to their respective national team rosters ahead of international friendly matches.

Payne, 21, will join New Zealand as the All Whites travel to face Myanmar in a friendly on Monday, Sept. 7, at Thuwunna Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar. He has tallied two goals in 13 career international caps for the All Whites. Making his senior national team debut on May 26, 2012, he scored a brace in a 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying contest against the Solomon Islands on March 26, 2013, to help New Zealand reach a two-game playoff with Mexico, the fourth-placed team from CONCACAF, for a World Cup berth. In his first season with T2, Payne has appeared in 20 games (14 starts).

Winchester, 21, and the Soca Warriors will face Mexico in a friendly match on Friday, Sept. 4, at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah; kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. (Pacific). He has made four appearances for Trinidad and Tobago since his senior international debut on Oct. 15, 2013. The forward was included in Trinidad and Tobago’s roster for the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup, but did not see any action as the Soca Warriors reached the quarterfinals. In his first season with T2, Winchester has registered two goals and three assists in 19 appearances (17 starts).

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