Watched his 88 minutes on the ESPN+ replay. Very interesting player to see play today after he developed out of sight at Huddersfield and cut his teeth at Scunthorpe. The gifs are gonna be pretty when @zlebmada drops them on Twitter. 6-7 runs with the ball through the middle of the park that created scoring chances. 2 resulted in goals. Megged his guy on the end line with his first meaningful touch. He can pick out a pass, good vision. Attacking mindset all game. Clever on the ball. Uses both feet. Fast with and without the ball. Hits a decent cross. He’s a winger, either side, can cut in from either side. Can stay middle comfortably. Stayed on the right most of the time but switched occasionally and drifted middle. Nutmegs guys. Draws fouls. Effectively tricky. Looks to score. There’s more unpolished edges than I’d expect a potentially international quality player to have to smooth out at 24. Which isn’t surprising but just saying he has some work to do yet. I wish he was stronger holding up the ball with possession in small space, and I worry about him playing with a fullback who doesn’t stay home behind him. I don’t know how stuck-in he would get in San Pedro Sula. He was super gassed at the end of the match and looked like he wasn’t used to playing a full match, which he isn’t. He tracked back but his technique, angles and timing in doing so were all a bit naive. Efforted though. That said he did grow into the game more as it went on. He’ll need to maintain goal and assist production to stay on the field. He may be a luxury-type we can’t always have out there. Who knows if this is sustainable form for him. I think Lampard will be tempted to continue to use him to impact the game off the bench but he sure didn’t hurt his chances with this performance. A little Justin Mapp in him but he’s quicker and shiftier. A little Cobi Jones in him but he’s much less physical and has fewer goals in him. He’s most comfortable with the ball at his feet going forward at pace. He’s brilliant at it actually. Splits defenders with runs and slides passes in behind. Best case he’s a game breaker. In our player pool, as a skilled dribbler he’s one of the only hot girls at church camp. He may be a 7 but he looks like a 10 and I will take a talented winger all day long.