Future Watch: Keaton Parks Rookie Soccer Cards, NYCFC –A young man to keep a good eye on in Major League Soccer is NYCFC’s Keaton Parks. He is a 22-year-old midfielder who I believe can have a massive season for the Pigeons.
Parks played in Portugal for a short time before ending up at historic club Benfica. Portuguese sides are known for developing young talent and Parks clearly learned a lot while playing there. His game is advanced and cultured. He sees the field very well and knows what he wants to do with the football when it comes to him. He has touch with both feet and runs well.
One thing that makes him stand out is his size. You do not see a whole lot of really tall central midfielders. Parks is listed by NYCYC at 6’3” and 178 lbs. He uses that frame to good advantage when shielding the ball offensively and tracking it down defensively. I like his attitude and his fluidity with and without the football. He knows how to play and he thinks through the game very well. Plus, he can be dangerous in the air.
Parks joined the New York side on loan from Benfica in 2019. He made 22 league appearances and had a goal and an assist. In U.S. Open Cup play, he delivered two goals and two assists in three games. He started and went the full 90 in NYCFC’s most recent MLS clash at Toronto, and came off the bench as a sub in their 2020 league opener at Columbus on March 1st.
I believe there is a future for the young Parks with the U.S. Men’s full national team soon if he keeps progressing. He got his first cap in May, 2018 versus Bolivia and also played with the U.S. U-23 side in 2019.
Collectors looking for Keaton Parks rookie cards can find them in 2018-19 Panini Treble Soccer.
Future Watch: Keaton Parks Rookie Soccer Cards, NYCFC- Stats
|Playing Time||Performance||Per 90 Minutes||Expected||Per 90 Minutes|
|2017-2018||19||Benfica||pt POR||1. Primeira Liga||2nd||4||0||62||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||Matches|
|2019||21||NYCFC||us USA||1. MLS||2nd||22||14||1,317||1||1||0||0||3||0||0.07||0.07||0.14||0.07||0.14||2.3||2.3||1.8||0.15||0.13||0.28||0.15||0.28||Matches|
|2020||22||NYCFC||us USA||1. MLS||26th||2||1||117||0||0||0||0||1||0||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.2||0.2||0.0||0.14||0.00||0.14||0.14||0.14||Matches|
|3 Seasons||2 Clubs||2 Leagues||28||15||1,496||1||1||0||0||4||0||0.06||0.06||0.12||0.06||0.12||2.4||2.4||1.8||0.15||0.12||0.27||0.15||0.27|
|NYCFC (2 Seasons)||1 League||24||15||1,434||1||1||0||0||4||0||0.06||0.06||0.13||0.06||0.13||2.4||2.4||1.8||0.15||0.12||0.27||0.15||0.27|
|Benfica (1 Season)||1 League||4||0||62||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00|
|MLS (2 Seasons)||24||15||1,434||1||1||0||0||4||0||0.06||0.06||0.13||0.06||0.13||2.4||2.4||1.8||0.15||0.12||0.27||0.15||0.27|
|Primeira Liga (1 Season)||4||0||62||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00|
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