Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Tyson Wahl: 2015 Crew SC

Kei Kamara and Ethan Finlay have league leading offensive stats. Tony Tchani has the likeable comeback story. Michael Parkhurst is the affable voice of the coach on the pitch. Wil Trapp is Mr. Perfect making his way to the national team, Waylon Francis and Harrison Afful are playing their outside full-back roles perfectly and Federico Higuain is being... Pipa. There's even a story or two around "yes, yes, yes" goalkeeper, Steve Clark.

Where does this leave a somewhat boring, yet much-maligned league vet Tyson Wahl? Not sure. The team he plays for is currently 2nd in the Eastern Conference and overall one of the top teams in MLS over the last couple years. The defensive metrics, as modern analysts track them, say he's out of his depth - even as players like Emanuel Pogatetz and Gaston Sauro are signed, here he is. A MLS veteran. A survivor. Outlasting them all.

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