by Andrew Doulton - 30th January
Matt Miazga - Signs for Chelsea 30th January.
My first choice as at Centre back who has just signed for Chelsea from New York Red Bulls. The player I have selected is Matt Miazga who was born in Clifton, New Jersey to Polish immigrants.
At international level Miazga started his international career with the Poland U18s where he made one appearance. After that appearance Miazga went on to play for the USA U18s, U20s and U23s. Following Miazga’s impressive league performances, he recently got a well deserved call up to the USA National team and gained his first cap against ST Vincent.
Over the 2014/2015 season Matt Miazga played an impressive 33 games for New York Red Bulls, one of those appearances was in the CONCACAF Champions League. It was in 2015 that the Red Bulls went on to win the Supporters Shield and the Eastern Conference. This is important for a young player because after these titles he will want to go on to have further success.
Miazga stands at an impressive 191cms, but for a tall centre back he has very good athleticism that serves him well in difficult situations. He also has impressive leadership abilities, which seem well beyond his years and saw him as a commanding presence in the New York Red Bulls defence. He is also very calm under pressure and has good technical ability, which is a fine quality in a young centre back.
So what next for Miazga, he has just signed for Chelsea and like many players who move to Chelsea he is bound to end up on loan in the near future. It may take him time to feature as a first choice for Chelsea but he certainly does have the potential to get there.
From what I have seen of Miazga he will go on to be a top class centre back who will lead the American defence for years to come. At FanFormation we believe this defender has a very bright future indeed.