“My eyes are set on that,” he said. “Why not aim to be a captain of the national team and continue to be an important stable piece for this team?”
The 19-year-old, who has made nine appearances with the USMNT, credits former New York Red Bulls coach Chris Armas with helping him have the mentality needed. Armas was a legendary midfielder for the USMNT and wore the captain’s armband.
“I feel that I have a lot of the same leadership qualities that Chris had,” Armas said. “As a young player, it's easy to be timid and be scared and not to seize the opportunities in front of you. I'm completely the opposite. I'm fearless.”
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