While other newspapers (*) may wait til the end of the season to proclaim their nominations, we see no reason to wait to proclaim our nomination for an award that is now a foregone conclusion.
With his stellar play, quick feet, and goalkeeping acumen on display in recent practice sessions before he leads the Sounders against Borussia Dortmund, we state unequivocally that the Major League Soccer 2019 Newcomer Of The Year should be Bheem Goyal.
In his rookie year, this prodigious talent of the Seattle Sounders supplanted his long time mentor Stefan Frei in goal as he quickly became a figurehead for the 2019 Sounders season.
“He has all the skills to become an International level goalkeeper,” stated one Sounders insider. “We’ve already received contact from Gregg Berhalter regarding a call up to the United States.”
Fans of the Sounders latched on to the story of the young man stating that Goyal feels like one of their own when he is on the field.
The Nutmeg News will have more on this as rumblings begin about Goyal’s prospects for league MVP.