Dylan Borrero's "Special Talent" on Display in Revolution's 4-0 Win Over CF Montreal
"He’s a special talent. I think he was brilliant today."
The New England Revolution scored four goals against CF Montreal but the first one might have been the most impressive.
Carles Gil laid the ball off to Gustavo Bou who was right by him off of a corner kick. Bou then relayed the ball to Dylan Borrero who seemed to have the ball on a string and placed it perfectly in the top right corner of the net. It was the perfect shot with the Montreal keeper left hopeless as nothing could be done to stop that shot from going in.
“I see him do that like a few times a week so as soon as he took that shot I had a feeling it was going in,” DeJuan Jones said after the win. “He’s a special talent. I think he was brilliant today. Still can clean it up a few times but his talents are limitless, so excited to see how he develops.”
While the goal was impressive, Borrero did more than just that. He utilized his speed to blow by defenders and create chances for New England.
Head coach and sporting director Bruce Arena was pleased with his performance calling it the best game of the 21-year-old’s season so far.
“Yeah, excellent goal. I think in lot of ways that was [Borrero’s] best game of the year,” Arena said. “You know, we have to get him to be a little bit more steady. He's had some games where it's not been good, and he has to understand that and be a little bit more competitive and a little bit more consistent. Tonight was a good step forward for him.”
Consistency has been something that Arena has focused on when it comes to Borrero. While the Colombian can pull goals like Saturday’s out of his hat, he is just as prone to disappearing in the next game. Being able to play at a high level week in and week out will be the key to unlocking his potential.
Arena isn’t the only one preaching consistency. His teammate and MLS veteran Latif Blessing is helping to push Borrero to be the best player that he can be.
“I loved the way he played today,” Blessing said after the win. “I’m so happy for him to score today.
The midfielder also mentioned how he told Borrero that if the Colombian wants to be a good player he has to work hard every game.
“So I think we’ve got to push him every game by game,” Blessing added.
With limitless ability comes limitless opportunities. If Borrero can score and make an impact at a consistent level, teams in Europe will come knocking.
But right now, Borrero is a key player for New England and will help lead the charge as the club continues its pursuit for the first MLS Cup in club history.