TFC coach Chris Cummins waited long for players who make big dollars on this TFC side to make a difference on a game in and game out difference. While young, unproven talent await a chance on the bench to show they belong in MLS.
Saturday Cummins, in part of out necessity and also I will assume here because of lack of results from some players, decided to play some youth and see what he can call upon as the team hits the road for the next three games.
Once again young Gomez in the back proved he can play at this level. So calm on the ball, and not too pretty in the back, but with enough flare on the ball to carry away from danger as well as clear.
White was marvelous uo front Saturday. Good wheels and hungry for the ball in tight spaces. O’Brien has a knack for finding a lane to to goal. His fitness will only get better as he plays more often.
Ali Gerba is a talented striker, Chad Barrett is still a talent waiting to be harnessed and controlled at times. The depth looks good for Cummins as the team heads to LA this week for a Saturday date.
Sanyang played pretty well in the midfield. I think he got better as the game wore on. Sam Cronin’s play once again was outstanding. Sam sees the game so well and defends as well as he can set up an attack.
All of this youth is good news for the future and for this month for TFC. But make no mistake, the fate of the team lies with the play of #14, #20 and #24 , 33, 15 11. These are your leaders as i see it for TFC. If they communicate, stay positive, and show the way to be proper professionals for the youngsters, TFC could find its way into a playoff game this season and each coming season.