LA Galaxy rookie Gyasi Zardes settling into role on the flanks

21 August 4:44 pm

LA Galaxy rookie Gyasi Zardes settling into role on the flanks

By Adam Serrano

CARSON, Calif. – In his first season in MLS, Gyasi Zardes has not only adapted to a new league, but also a new position.

Zardes has been stationed out wide on the left multiple times this season, but the 21-year-old has started LA’s last two league matches and their 2-0 victory over C.S. Cartaginés on Tuesday. The rookie’s speed seems to make him a natural option on the flanks and despite being stationed farther away from goal; he has still managed to continue to be a threat in the attacking third for the Galaxy.   

Following LA’s 2-0 victory over the Costa Rican side, Zardes told reporters that he’s begun to settle into the left midfield position.

“I’m starting to get the hang of it and to be honest, I like it out there,” said Zardes. “You have a lot of freedom, no defender up your back so it’s kind of like a different point of view out there.”

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