The New York City FC faithful had reason to believe that Jonathan Lewis was going to be something special. After all, you don’t fork over a quarter-million in allocation funds for the rights to draft any old dude.
No, the former Akron Zip and Generation Adidas man is something else. And he kept the fire burning with a timely strike against St. Kitts and Nevis with the USA Under-20s at the CONCACAF Championships, the tournament that will decide who will represent North America and the Caribbean at this summer’s U20 World Cup.
Lewis added an assist in the match, which went 4-1 to the good guys. That makes a goal and two dimes over the last two games for the #3 overall pick in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft, whose killer prowess with the U20s is bound to keep him away from his NYCFC teammates into the summertime.
Well, ya take the good with the bad.
Mexico and El Salvador are next for Tab Ramos’s US amateur side, who finished second behind Panama in Group B of the CONCACAF Championships.