RSL has three extremely interesting young players who have the potential to really excel this year (and hopefully will):
- Luis Gil, still just 19. Has been hyped as a key to the future of the USMNT. Has had limited success thus far with RSL. Will the departure of Will Johnson open up more opportunity? Could this be the year that he shows how dynamic of a midfielder he can be?
- Joao Plata, a 20-year old who can fly. However, you’d be underestimating him if you thought that’s all he had to his game. He’s good with the ball at his feet, and has a solid technical understanding of the game. To this point that hasn’t translated into a ton of professional goals. Will he put it all together this season?
- Olmes Garcia, a 20-year old Colombian and RSL’s newest acquisition. The youngster has started 36 matches in the last two seasons with Deportes Quindio. Preliminary reports indicate that he’s a speedy player with excellent dribbling skills. He’s also reportedly tall and strong. He’s been playing for a smaller club in Colombia that lacks the resources of their much larger counterparts. Like Plata, his skills have yet to translate into goals. Could this situation prove to be right for him?
What are your thoughts? Which of these youngsters are you betting on this season? Does the success of RSL depend on one or more of them making an impact?