Espy does all of the little things that it takes to be a good player. He
hustles and outworks pretty much everyone. As a striker I understand why he is
always offside. You want to constantly be putting pressure on the back line. If
you are offside 9 out of 10 times only the 10th time matters when you get that
break away goal.
He has yet to win me over. He needs to pay better attention to where he is. 70%
of the offsides Real has are due to him and he has enough speed to get to the
ball from off the line if he could just stay with the defenders long enough for
them to pass the ball, but he is constantly breaking too early and up goes the
For the record, he almost had two goals, the first would've been off a brilliant
set up and a very impressive layout kick, but Colorado's keeper got a finger on
it and knocked it off course just enough.
He has won the fans over. Time to bring back the backflip celebration?
Espy really has found his niche this season. Playing off of a target forward
like Saborio is a much better fit for him than playing with another wing forward
like Findley or Movsisyan. His work rate is really something to behold. I've
always felt like he had great potential, but his energy was not being properly
channeled. Learning to control his emotions is as much a function of having a
more well-defined role on the field as it is being a little bit older and more
experienced, in my opinion. It's great to see, and he's sure to be a part of
something really special with this team this season!