Ladies and gentlemen, I bring you the future of New York City F.C.— Jack Harrison.
The 19-year old continues to prove his case and why he was chosen number one at the MLS Super Draft and why the NYCFC board did everything they can to bring him here.
Poise, calm, cool, collective, fast, pace and on the down list of traits that Harrison possesses. In yesterday’s 3-2 win over the Eastern Conference leaders the Philadelphia Union, Harrison started with three legendary players and it almost seemed like they’ve been playing together for 10 years.
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While he didn’t score, Harrison was involved in every way possible and created chances for his club. Starting on the right wing, Harrison crossed the ball beautifully, showed his foot work and meshed well with his teammates.
In his third appearance, Harrison wooed the crowd with his performance and just continues to improve. In his first career start, he netted his first career goal and believe me–there will be more.
As he played on the right side of Villa, the two players were in sync until he got substituted off. He connected well with Lampard, Pirlo and Thomas McNamara. The way it’s going, Harrison could solidify that position in two weeks time.
Patrick Vieira gave the youngster freedom and showed the supporters why he wanted this sort of player. He’s versatile and practically can play any position in the midfield, something Vieira needs even with his long list of midfielders.
Harrison gave us a glimpse of the future and it looks very bright for the club and especially for him. NYCFC is the starting point to bigger opportunities for Harrison and I know it’s crazy to think about with only three games in, but you just have that feeling.
The feeling when you see raw talent and realize this could be one of the great ones. There’s a reason why the scouting reports were saying he’s one of the best players that entered the draft.
Harrison will see more time and with that, we’ll see his growth.
Welcome to the Big Apple Jack.