1. Henry Kessler looking good
The New England Revolution drafted Henry Kessler in the first round of the 2020 MLS SuperDraft. It looks like he will be playing right away.
Kessler got his first start against the Impact and looked comfortable on the pitch. He didn’t seem nervous and rarely made poor decisions, which is often a killer shortcoming of young players. Kessler was not lumbering into players or drawing the ire of the referees. He is patient and knows just when to challenge for the ball even on a problematic surface in Montreal.
It looks like the Revs will have a strong center-back duo with Kessler and Andrew Farrell. Antonio Delemea is currently injured so Kessler could be handed plenty of time in the starting XI early on in the season, which will be terrific for his early development.
The initial signs, then, suggest that the New England Revolution definitely made a great decision selecting Kessler. They might just have a player who can be the foundation of their future back four.