In the times I watched him, he didn't look very noticeable, good or bad, which is normally good for a defender. Considering he's just 18, it is probably a good endorsement. I do remember one blow by though, but can't remember who it was that blew by him.
The important thing for him is he got valuable playing time and experience against men.
Mauro Biello, in a podcast interview, talked about the next U20 qualifying and mentioned we had players at Panathinaikos (Ilias Iliadis), Wolverhampton (Corbeanu), Sandhausen (Fordyce-Hlywka) and Sheffield United (Jebbison). That interview sent a bunch of us scrambling for info on these guys!
Just like a few others, it all depends on if he sees enough of the field. These guys need to be playing, its pointless to sign these guys and have them on the bench for 1-2 years in the crucial developmental stage. We're wasting their potential in doing so.
In a perfect world (from CANMNT's perspective), Yao would've lined up beside Fanni for 10 consecutive games this year. Would've been massive for his development.
From what I understand he’s born in Oakville.
has scored a few for Sheffield United lately. I hadn’t heard of him either until recently but @jordan mentioned in the weekly Canadians abroad thread and he looks like a prospect.
I'd put Panama - Costa Rica 3-4, interchangeably. They are the two most stable countries in Central America, as well as the richest. Both countries have teams that tend to do well against LMX/MLS teams. The CPL should be striving over time to get into that 3-5 spot with those two leagues. Right now I'd put CPL ahead of all the Carribbean leagues and behind all the Central American leagues, barring Belize and maybe Guatemala.