I don't buy the line that he's on there because his off the ball movement and work rate are great, it's not all about touch and control blah blah blah. His in game anticipation is so poor. He repeatedly overran defensive positions, following a man instead of pressuring the ball, zigged when his teammate expected a zag. Sargent's one turn and layoff a minute or so after coming on was more than Zardes managed in his entire time on the field. On paper maybe he makes a lot of sense-- good motor, good lungs, works hard-- but in practice, at this level, he's terrible. Even Holden in the in-game broadcast said no one has yet stepped up as the heir apparent to Jozy...and Zardes has 50+ caps! He has already had a great international career and yet here we are still complaining and stretching ourselves to figure out how and why he's on the field. 50 caps later and he still hasn't even declared "I've arrived"