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Tomas Chancalay Dangerous Goal-Scoring Ability On Display Against Chicago
“I think he’s a guy [who], in and around the box, is pretty dangerous. He had a pretty good shot tonight that the keeper had to make a good save on. He can play on either side, so he’s versatile."
While it was another winless night for the New England Revolution, one player took advantage of the opportunities he was given.
Tomas Chancalay had yet another impressive performance as he notched the third goal of his young MLS career. It was a laser of a shot that gave New England an early lead.
The 24-year-old finished the night with 62 touches, seven duels won, six recoveries, and six total shots. As evident by his shot totals, Chancalay is quite confident in his shooting ability.
Clint Peay touched upon Chancalay’s performance after the draw on Saturday night.
“Tomás [Chancalay] has a lot of energy and can shoot with both feet,” Peay said. “I think he’s a guy [who], in and around the box, is pretty dangerous. He had a pretty good shot tonight that the keeper had to make a good save on. He can play on either side, so he’s versatile. At the end of the day, he’s passionate about being a guy that wants to take on a little bit of ownership, put it on his back, and make plays. I thought he was good tonight and dangerous.”
It’s hard to blame Chancalay for having the green light whenever he has the ball. He has a strong leg that can stun any goalkeeper from any distance. Beyond his shooting ability, Chancalay has displayed superb ability on the ball and can blow by defenders.
In just seven matches played, Chancalay has shown the potential to be a fixture of the Revolution attack. As Peay stated he can play on either side which makes him a perfect partner for Dylan Borrero in 2024.
Come 2024, there is a potential for the winger to become a Designated Player and based on his performance so far, it seems like a worthy investment (even if it means saying goodbye to Gustavo Bou).