In just over a month, the MLS will have its start to the 2021 season, in which the franchises will try to dethrone the defending champion Columbus Crew. All the teams are already doing the preseason and in this report we present the five players to follow in detail who, if nothing strange happens, they will be the great figures of the competition.
Jeremy Ebobisse appears first. Although last year the French player was somewhat far from the scorers Gyasi Zardes, the Peruvian Raúl Ruidíaz and the Uruguayan Diego Rossi, the forward also had an outstanding performance with Portland Timbers, tying with his teammate, the Argentine Diego Valeri. The attacker had a good MLS is Back tournament, which was played in Florida. He has a shot from medium and long distance, as well as being agile with the control of the ball.
Chris Mueller's one of the great players that Orlando City has. With his overflows and annotations, he managed to surpass the historical Portuguese Nani in popularity and captured the attention of various franchises, who tried to sign him but could not due to his high price. It should be noted that he came very close to becoming the 16th MLS footballer to finish in the top five in the league in goals and assists in the same year.
Jackson Yueill, meanwhile, is one of the best players that Matías Almeyda has in the San José Earthquakes. In every absence of him, whether due to injury or suspension, his team suffers too much and is not the same. The quality of him giving assists is just perfect. And if we think that he is only 23 years old, the road ahead may be even brighter.
Gyasi Zardes was one of the most prominent in the consecration of Columbus Crew. An American of Ghanaian descent, he displayed all of his scoring power by scoring in one of every three shots on goal, an efficiency second only to Pole Jaroslaw Niezgoda of Portland Timbers and Benji Michel of Orlando City.
Finally, Matt Turner. Despite the great season he experienced in 2020, he could not be chosen as the Best Goalkeeper of the Year, since the Jamaican Andre Blake, of the Philadelphia Union, had a wonderful campaign with his large number of saves, the man from New England Revolution also had an outstanding performance, ranking third best in the field.