Michael Bradley was immense against Club Leon, especially with veterans needing to carry a young, eager group that could’ve buckled against a quality opponent.
Toronto’s captain answered the call and was involved in 13 duels, only trailing right back Richie Laryea in that category. He completed a team-high four dribbles and team-high three killer passes, compiling a complete performance that left Armas effusing praise.
“When you see that performance, that’s a big player stepping up in a big way, driving the team with the football, with leadership, with quality, urging guys on,” Armas said. “He’s a coach on the field, but urging guys on when their heads are going down. He’s been impressive from the day I walked in the door, so this has started a few months ago. It’s another guy that I’m proud of because I see a big commitment for what we’re doing and he’s really driving the message and then committing fully.”