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How will Sebastian Velasquez fit in at New York City?

New York City have acquired the services of Colombian midfielder Sebastian Velasquez from Real Salt Lake and he will now be reunited with former manager Jason Kreis.

Kreis left Real Salt Lake at the end of the 2013 campaign but has taken on the role of manager at New York City ahead of their first season.

Velasquez has been used sporadically at Real Salt Lake since his maiden season as a rookie in 2012, so it’s not a major surprise that he’s now moved on.

However, the 23-year-old saw most of his game time when Kreis was at the club in 2013, so it would appear that the boss is a fan of the young midfielder. He made 24 appearances under Kreis compared to just 10 appearances in 2014.

It’s been a bit of a waiting game for Velasquez, but what better way to start fresh than with a move to a brand new club where he will be hoping to fully prove himself and gain regular first-team action.

Velasquez stats

The Colombian possesses natural ability, great technical skill and can be used as a striker, but more commonly he’s deployed as a winger.

The move to New York presents a great opportunity for Velasquez to cement his place as a first-team player as competition for places will be sky-high and nothing will be guaranteed for anyone in the first few months as they try to work out their best starting XI.

Will Sebastian Velasquez be a success at New York City?

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About Ben Ashton (226 Articles)
MLS and Premier League reporter. Sub-editor and writer for mlsgb.com. All views are my own.

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