His passing is so smooth – the ball travels like it's on a pool table.
Plays soccer like a mathematician. His runs are so smart, so on tempo, so good off the ball.
*Need* him to be outstanding.
In a lot of ways he has a chance to become the player we all hoped Nagbe would be. Great close control, great balance & acceleration, glides past defenders. *And* he actually attacks.
Benfica, Bayer Leverkusen & others want him.
The 2013 cycle gave us 2, maybe 3. And broken dreams.
It happens all the time, everywhere.
Pulisic & McKennie didn't play in 2017. US made the QF anyway
The depth and quality of this U20 player pool (including the guys who aren't there) is a testament to that.
Now enjoy the games!
That said, if Ledezma and Richards become as good as I think they can be, then that will overshadow damn near everything else.