As Major League Soccer approaches its All-Star break we take a look at the fiver former Blue Devils playing in the league. Four months into the regular season, MLS has three months of action remaining after the break. Here is a breakdown of the successes of our former guys.
Carter Manley – Minnesota FC
Manley has yet to make an appearance for Minnesota, an unused sub on 16 occasions for the Western Conference side. Minnesota sits in sixth place in a tight playoff race in the west as the newly established side look to best their its place finish in 2018.
Brian White – New York Red Bulls
After only playing 18 minutes in the first seven games of the season, during which he scored on his lone appearance, White has forced his way into the Red Bull side as of late. His next eight appearances included seven starts, scoring four goals and providing two assists. He has scored or provided a goal every 105.2 minutes, recording 13 shots with five being on target. The Red Bulls are 5-1-1 when White starts a match, helping the side to a fifth place spot, seven points off top-of-the-table Philadelphia with a game in hand.
Sean Davis – New York Red Bulls
Missing out of the match squad on the first day of the MLS season, Davis has been involved in all but 91 minutes of the remaining season to this point. The midfielder has been a vital cog in Chris Armas’ side. Starting in 13 of his 15 appearances, Davis has recorded two assists for the club, although yet to get on the scoresheet from his lone shot on goal. Davis has been a reliable asset on breaking up the attack of the opponents, recording 14 fouls despite not being cautioned a single time. The New York side sits in fifth place in the Eastern Conference, seven points off top-of-the-table Philadelphia.
Jeremy Ebobisse – Portland Timbers
Coming off of starting six postseason games, Jeremy Ebobisse has launched his career into a regular starter for the Portland Timbers. The former No. 4 overall pick has played in 14 of 17 matches for the Timbers, starting in 12 of them. The young forward has more than doubled his career goals this season, scoring five times from 21 attempts, six of them registered on frame. Four of his five goals and his only assist of the season have come against teams that are currently in the playoff picture. Portland started the season tallying just one point from their first six games. Despite its early season struggles, Portland sits three points back in the playoff hunt with as many as three games in hand.
Sebastien Ibeagha – NYCFC
In his second season with New York City FC, Ibeagha has become a solid option for Domènec Torrent’s side off the bench. In the young season, Sebastien has registered six appearances and two starts, recording 250 minutes of action. The center back and former USL Defender of the Year attempted two shots. Ibeagha owns a clean resumé on the season, only committing three fouls and has yet to be put in the referee’s book. NYCFC sit in sixth place in the Eastern Conference, with four games in hand and only four points behind on second place Montreal.