In your heart of hearts, do you think Sacha is nearly as good as he was the last two years?
I don't. Bruce realized it with the national team (although hard to trust anything Bruce thinks now) and Marsch/Armas realized it. It's the main reason we are playing the formation we are playing.
Sacha was just fine on the field. Only complaints were his persistent takings of free/corner kicks. They needed more creativity, but that's more on coaching than anything else. People jumped all over the guy midseason, saying he was struggling, but so was the entire team. Easy for defenders to surround him and cut of his passes when there were no other creative outlets to distribute to the scorers. It took Tyler Adams' development to help free up space for SK and have more room to move the ball around.