WASHINGTON— With Robbie Keane still dealing with an injury and Landon Donovan still not completely fit, it seems likely that Jack McBean will retain his starting position against Toronto FC on Saturday.
McBean started alongside fellow Homegrown product Jose Villarreal and went 90 minutes in LA’s 1-0 victory over the Colorado Rapids last week, but while he terrorized Colorado to the tune of four shots on frame, he was unable to get a goal. Although McBean could not find the back of the net, the 18-year-old asserts that he feels ready if called upon.
“I got a good 90 in Saturday, I would have liked to finish some of my chances, but I’m still feeling confident and I’ll be ready to go,” said McBean.
However, that does not mean that McBean has not forgotten about those missed chances against Colorado and the teenager asserts that he'll be able to turn those shots into goals in the future.
“I need to focus a little bit more in the final third and get one for myself,” said McBean. “I’ll try to hit it first time and be sharper in the final third,” said McBean. “I think I was a little bit tentative and just wanted to hit it on target rather than pick a spot and go for it all.”