Yangel Herrera: NYC's key man in the middle | Inside the Audi Player Index

Although 20-year-old Venezuelan Yangel Herrera missed a significant amount of New York City FC's regular season, he may be their most important player heading into the Conference Semifinals of the Audi 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs.

When asked about Herrara, teammate David Villa described him as "one of the best players, not only on our team, but one of the best players in the league without a doubt in his position. He has an amazing future and he’s really important for us.”

High praise from the legendary Spanish forward, and if Villa's word's hold true, he and NYCFC will need another dominant performance from Herrara in the center of midfield to make it past Atlanta United.