Moses Nyeman

Moses Nyeman

Country: USA/Liberia

Date of birth: 05/11/2003 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Liberia

Height: 165cm

Youth career: D.C. United

Current club: D.C. United

Squad number: 27

Current national team: USA U-16

Position: defensive midfielder, central midfielder

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 350.000 €

Tournaments participated in: —

Contract until: unknown

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: N’Golo Kanté

Strengths:

– pace 

– passing 

– vision 

– work rate 

– tackling 

– determination 

– athleticism 

– ball control 

– flair 

– agility 

– positional sense 

– technique 

Weaknesses:

– needs to improve his shooting skills and decision making in the final third

– aerial duels

Style of play:

– box-to-box midfielder with good playmaking skills

– can also play as a defensive midfielder/midfield controller

– very good agility, pace, flair and coordination

– extremely strong despite his small frame

– likes to play short passes

– good in combination play

– aggressive and determined player, with good forward runs timings, good off-the-ball movements, reasonably good technique

– extremely difficult to knock off the ball thanks to his low centre of gravity and excellent close control

– possesses high stamina, energy and the ability to go on lung bursting runs through the middle of the park

– often drops deeper to pick up the ball and participate in the build-up plays

– his reading of the game helps him anticipate any attacking threats from the opposition team, most of the time by covering space and making interceptions

– his stamina, determination, agility and pace enable him to cover a lot of ground ground

– constantly asking for the ball and often is an additional passing option

– able to produce powerful and dangerous runs up field on the counter attack

– tenacious and accurate tackler

– tireless runner with very high work rate

– good composure and retention skills under pressure

– all-action and energetic

Nyeman stays calm under pressure and plays a good diagonal ball to his teammate.
Nyeman outmuscles much taller opponent and wins the ball back.

He is best suited to playing as:

Central midfielder in 4-3-3.

Video:

Achievements:

League summary (as for 11 June 2021):

USL Championship 2019: 15 games/1 goal (Loudoun United)

USL Championship 2020: 1 game/0 goals (Loudoun United)

MLS 2020: 11 games/0 goals (DC United)

MLS 2021 (ongoing): 7 games/0 goals (DC United)

Description:

Moses Nyeman is considered to be one of the most talented teenagers in the USA. On October 3, 2019, Nyeman signed with MLS club D.C. United. In doing so, he became the 13th homegrown player to be signed by D.C. United and, at age 15, the second youngest signing in club history. He made his MLS debut on August 29, 2020, in a 1–4 loss against the Philadelphia Union. He is eligible to represent both his native Liberia and the United States.

Quotes:

“The Liberian-born midfielder is eligible to play for both the US and the country of his birth but has so far worn the stars and stripes at under-16 level. He has impressed for DC United’s reserve team and has also trained with Borussia Dortmund’s under-19 squad. Nyeman is a talented box-to-box midfielder who should thrive once he bulks up, and can also act as an advanced playmaker.”

(The Guardian)

Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8/10 

First team material in a top European club.

Links:

Transfermarkt

Soccerway

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