Cordell Cato

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Cordell Cato
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Personal information
Full name Cordell Cato
Date of birth (1992-07-15) July 15, 1992 (age 28)
Place of birth Carenage, Trinidad and Tobago
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Position(s) Winger, Forward
Youth career
2003–2008 Defence Force
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 San Juan Jabloteh
2011 Defence Force
2012 Seattle Sounders FC 8 (0)
2013–2017 San Jose Earthquakes 111 (7)
2018 Charlotte Independence 24 (8)
2019–2020 Oklahoma City Energy 42 (5)
National team
2011 Trinidad and Tobago U20 3 (0)
2014– Trinidad and Tobago 20 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of April 4, 2021
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of February 22, 2017

Cordell Cato (born July 15, 1992) is a Trinidadian footballer who last played for Oklahoma City Energy FC in the USL Championship.


Cato began his youth career with Defence Force in 2003 and remained at the club for five years. In 2009, he joined San Juan Jabloteh and made his professional debut with the club. After two seasons with Jabloteh, the speedy attacker returned to Defence Force. In his first season back Cato helped Defense Force in capturing their first TT Pro League title since 1999. During the 2011 season Cato also trained with Major League Soccer club Seattle Sounders FC.

On January 17, 2012 it was announced that Cato had signed with Seattle Sounders.[1][2] After making 8 competitive appearances in one season, the Sounders declined to pick up a contract option on Cato.[3]

Cato's MLS rights were traded to the San Jose Earthquakes on March 1, 2013.[4] Cato's time with the Earthquakes came to an end when his contract expired on December 31, 2017.[5] After his release by San Jose, he trialed with the Earthquakes' arch-rivals LA Galaxy, but ultimately was not signed.[6]

On March 9, 2018, Cato signed with USL side Charlotte Independence for the 2018 season.[7] He left Charlotte at the end of their 2018 season.[8]

On January 9, 2019, Cato joined USL side OKC Energy.[9]


Cato has represented Trinidad and Tobago at various youth levels. He was a member of the Trinidad and Tobago squad for the 2011 CONCACAF U-20 Championship in Guatemala.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Trinidad and Tobago's goal tally first.[10]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 9 June 2015 Soldier Field, Chicago, United States  Guatemala 2–0 3–1 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup
2. 5 October 2016 Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva, Trinidad and Tobago  Dominican Republic 3–0 4–0 2017 Caribbean Cup qualification

Personal life[edit]

Cato is currently married to Trinidad and Tobago women's national football team member Jonelle Warrick.[11]


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  2. ^ Clark, Dave (January 18, 2012). "Cordell Cato Officially Signs With Seattle Sounders - Sounder At Heart". Retrieved July 3, 2012.
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  4. ^ "Cordell Cato". Retrieved May 8, 2017.
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  7. ^ Thomas, James (March 9, 2018). "Trinidad & Tobago International, MLS Veteran Joins Independence".
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  10. ^ "Cato, Cordell". National Football Teams. Retrieved February 22, 2017.
  11. ^ "San Jose Earthquakes' Cordell Cato rapidly improving his chances to stick with the team". September 7, 2013.

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