Special soccer talents turn a home pitch into a fortress. Kaku, New York Red Bulls and Romell Quioto, Houston Dynamo, demonstrate those talents in MLS.
New York Red Bulls midfielder Kaku and Houston Dynamo forward Romell Quioto lead MLS in home assists. Eight of Quioto’s 11 assists come on the home pitch. That’s right behind Kaku’s nine home assists (13 total).
These players also lead, Kaku first and Quioto second, in overall assists in MLS with their totals. It’s their uncanny weight on home assists that helps their teams build a fortress of their own stadiums. New York Red Bulls stand second in home wins in the Eastern Conference, third overall. Houston Dynamo remain tied with the third most home wins at six. They are working their way back over the playoff line, just underneath it in eighth place.
Scouting reports detail the talents a player must excel in to lead in home assists specifically, as well as assists overall. These two players demonstrate the greatest in all these talents.
- Key passes
- Holding onto the ball
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Alejandro Kaku Romero Gamarra excels in key passes among his peers. That’s his superlative talent. He matches or exceeds his peers in crossing and holding onto the ball also.
Kaku adds to his arsenal by exceeding other players in through balls. He shows strength in defensive contributions, especially in tackles. He’s not shy on offense, either. He plays the ball off the ground and likes to shoot from distance.
When the New York Red Bulls looked for a new, dynamic element in their attack, they found Kaku. The team completed his transfer from Huracan as a Young Designated Player this year, just before the start of the season.
The scouting reports described Kaku as creative and hard-working. He’s proved all of that to be true. His statistics establish him as a major presence in MLS. And those individual statistics translate very strongly in the team’s league standings.
Romell Quioto’s superlative quality is his crossing. He is as strong as any in MLS in key passes and holding onto the ball as well, but it is his crossing from wide areas that is so dangerous and productive.
Quioto keeps his assist-chances high by taking set-pieces and playing long balls. He’s also not adverse to shooting from distance. That entire package makes Quioto one of the top attacking talents in MLS. The Dynamo will need all the success he can muster to make the playoffs this season.
They made the conference championship with him last year. Now’s the time for him and his teammates to step up the march to the league championship.
The road to the league championship, for the New York Red Bulls and Houston Dynamo, begins at home. Kaku and Romell Quioto will lead the way.