FBref has Flach in the 80th percentile in terms of pressures at his position (not in all of MLS). So he's good, not great in the area, even. His ball-winning #'s, in spite of so many attempts, are indeed just above average. His ball recovery #'s are well below average, speaking to the lack of range. In conjunction w/ the poor offensive #'s, this indeed speaks to a try hard, who wouldn't have utility on the nat'l team, outside maybe plugging a hole at lb in the interim. Though if you're just opting for a young, uncapped player, why not someone more talented like Paredes or Tolkin? Vis a vis Acosta, at least he has mobility. Sands has Flach's mobility, but is bigger and better on the ball. He should be back in the mix and used more properly.