Shawn Parker got the start and scored the first goal of the game in Mainz’s 4-2 loss to Borussia Mönchengladbach. Here are the highlights.
America should be on a mission to sign Shawn Parker. Call it Operation Parker or something. I’m not ready to declare him captain America, but what more can you ask from a 20 year old?
Operation Diego Fagúndez should also be in the planning phase. Nickname that operation make sure the MLS homegrown talent that is good enough to play for the A squad USMNT plays for the USMNT.
Fagundez is good and might be great in the future. He isn’t good enough to play for the A-squad now.
We’ll see how Will Bruin does over the coming weeks, he might be one to watch.
Will Bruin is strong and athletic, I hope he can continue to elevate his game. Jack McInerney also is playing well, but I think Shawn Parker is hands down better then Jack Mack or Bruin. Parker his also younger then Jack McInerney.
I’m so high on 18 year old Fagundez because he might have the best flair and touch of any American in the MLS. Not sure if he is even American, but I hope he can fill the flair CAM/winger role that America is missing.
Fagundez has played for the Uruguay U-20s, but I suspect he’s also eligible for the USA, as he’s lived here since the age of 5. Hopefully someone at US Soccer has talked to him.
McInerney is very good. Im interested to see how he does in the next couple of games.
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