In addition to Tolkin, any thoughts on Stroud , Lema, Koffi, Zajec , Yanes, Scarlett potential for first team.
Stroud / Lema are great USL players but I think they wont make it here as MLS players. Its not really their fault but MLS pays like 10x more for attacking players so getting time as a pure LW you're going against Royer / Nani caliber guys. I rate Stroud over Lema by a big distance.
They're both really smart players but lack physical ability speed / strength to make the step up.
Koffi - I like a lot, good speed / athleticism, solid passer, a very different type of midfielder from Felipe, Davis, RZA, CCJ. I know its over the top but reminds me of Nabby Keita. If he really becomes a soccer junkie, and gets his IQ up I expect 1st team chances maybe next year.
Zajec I dont think ive seen enough to make a judgement as of right now. Tidy player but right now missing that x factor that you need to have, is it passing, speed, dribbling ability, just needs something
Yanes has lost his spot last few weeks but was always solid when he played. Our fullbacks have almost all been really good Yanes / buckmaster / rito / loebe / tolkin. Rito looks ready to me but there ismnt much difference in the others.