2. Ureña struggles to find the back of the net
Marco Ureña has yet to score a goal for LAFC this season in MLS. It continued that way on Saturday.
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He had not one but two chances to tally his first league goal. It was the first of these that Urena really should have finished, and illustrated why he hasn’t scored this season. Slipped in behind the precariously high Toronto defensive line, Urena was clean through with all the time in the world. Instead of thinking about where to finish, he looks inside to see if there is a pass available. That clear lack of confidence and conviction carried through to his shot, which was limp, deflected clear by the foot of the goalkeeper.
One has to think he may be running out of time to solidify a regular spot in the starting XI. With Christian Ramirez and Adama Diomande on the bench, he has plenty of competition up top.
While he perhaps offers more in overall build-up play than both players with intelligent movement and clever touches, ultimately, a striker needs to score goals. That is not something that Urena is currently achieving.