Free kick Posted October 8, 2021 Share Posted October 8, 2021 (edited) People are forgetting: in the 2018 CCL, he was named on the best XI of the tournament and tied for the golden boot with Giovinco. As a U20, i recall a key game whereby he came on as a sub and after that there were several comments wondering he didnt start. I maintain, the reason that there isnt a greater appreciation is because he plays for TFC. This is a national forum. There are people from all over the country here and who support other Canadian MLS clubs. As i said before, Soccer is a sport that if you are rating a player with the mindset to search for negatives, you will always find negatives. He is a victim of the emergence club soccer and club soccer rivalrises in canada because when people rate him, they see him as a TFC player. He was at his peak and played his best soccer at a time when he wasnt named to the MNT which was around the time of the last round of WCQ. Thats in itself speaks to the incompetance of Benito Floro. Because if you look at one of the things that have been missing with our MNT for ages, its been that link up ability in midfield. And that ability to control the ball and dribble in tight spaces and high traffic would have been invaluable in 2018. But, unlike someone like Arfield today, you would seldom here a peep here about his exclusion for the MNT in 2018 WCQ. Today, our MNT is deadly down the flanks and stacked with players who are lethal on the wings. So he would not be as critical to our success as he would have been in 2018 because he plays more in the middle. In short, he is a victim of soccer club rivalrises. if he would have played for another Canadian team, he would have been much more appreciated on this forum. Edited October 8, 2021 by Free kick narduch, Ivan, red card and 2 others 3 1 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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