A couple weeks back, my Postcard From Europe included a mention that we've seen an unprecedented assist rate for Americans playing in Europe early this season. Today, they notched another four, with three of them coming from wingbacks (Chandler, Johnson & new Superliga assist co-leader Parkhurst).
For me, this trend may actually be more exciting than the goal avalanche of 2011/12. And that's in no way because it's making my column look good, I promise. At a time when everyone is thinking and talking (oh so much) about what may happen to the attack in a Donovan-less USMNT, well gosh... one could almost hear the answer if they listened.
- Greg Seltzer