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Farai Mutatu Impresses LA Galaxy Head Coach

Farai Mutatu Impresses LA Galaxy Head Coach

Zimbabwean-born Michigan State forward Farai Mutatu has impressed LA Galaxy head coach Greg Vanney during trials and could earn himself a contract with the Major League Soccer (MSL) giants.

Mutatu, who was born in Zimbabwe before moving to Michigan as a young child, was selected by the LA Galaxy in the 2022 MLS Draft first round.

Speaking to reporters last week, Vanney said he was impressed by Mutatu’s versatility and indicated that the Zimbabwean may have a good chance of earning a contract this year. He said:

I would say Farai’s been impressive since day one. Obviously showing up and being fit and strong and winning the beep test pretty handily is a good sign for yourself in terms of that you’re ready to go.

It doesn’t necessarily mean everything but it’s certainly a great first impression for the young man. I mean, he’s powerful, he’s dynamic.

He’s shown to be able to do different things. I mean, we’ve played him up top a little bit, we’ve played him out wide, there’s some talk about him maybe being able to play even from a deeper position wide.

So for us, we feel like he just has a lot of potential and I need to learn about him more and more about what his greatest strengths are but he has shown really well in these first four days.

While nothing is guaranteed and Mutatu may ultimately begin his professional career with LA Galaxy II, Vanney said the newcomer has created a good impression of himself. He added:

It’s still early doors in all of this, but I think he’s competing to be within the first-team mix and competing to be a player that can help our team this year.

Again, he has a lot of attributes that have him ready to compete, at least physically at the MLS level.

And then it’s just again to figure out what is the best role, what’s the best position to help him be successful short term and long term within the group of players that we have, but he’s certainly done a nice job of creating a first impression for himself.

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2 Comments

Tkt 3 months ago

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Bright 3 months ago

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