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2023 Player Preview: Andres Jasson

The 21-year-old winger will need to become more physical if he is to cement a rotational spot in the NYCFC Senior Team

Only Maxi Moralez was fouled more often than Andres Jasson in 2022.
Photograph by Katie Cahalin, courtesy

Andres Jasson

Position: Right Wing, Right Wingback
Age: 21
2022 MLS Season: 15 appearances, four starts, 457 minutes, 1 assist
2022 MLS NEXT Pro Season: 7 appearances 7 starts, 564 minutes, 2 goals
Key Stat: A foul suffered every 35.15 minutes for NYCFC in MLS, and every 18.8 minutes for NYCFC II in MLS NEXT Pro

What went right in 2022:

At the beginning of the 2022 New York City FC season, Andres Jasson consistently featured on the pitch for the Senior Team. The right wing-back (winger?) brought pace, width, and a surprising ability to get fouled. Following a couple of substitute appearances in the first matches of the season, Jasson started four straight in all competitions, mostly due to an injury to Tayvon Gray. But the minutes disappeared as Gray and Anton Tinnerholm returned from injuries, and Gabriel Pereira was added to the squad.

In total, Jasson played 457 minutes in MLS, featuring in 15 games and making four starts. He notched one assist. He also played minutes in NYCFC’s CONCACAF Champions League run, and appeared in the US Open Cup. As he fell out of favor under Ronny Deila, and then under Nick Cushing, Jasson featured more often for NYCFC II. He played a similar 564 minutes in MLS NEXT Pro, starting all seven of the games he played in, and contributing two goals.

What to improve:

Jasson was given multiple opportunities to cement himself as a rotational piece for NYCFC, however, he failed to perform consistently at that level. There were flashes every now and then, but as the season progressed he fell down the depth chart, and saw his minutes come more for NYCFC II than for the first team. Jasson’s physicality is what lets him down as he gets bumped off the ball fairly easily. He often gets clobbered by defenders, which leads to many fouls drawn – only Maxi Moralez was fouled more often in 2022 – but which also hinders him from contributing much else offensively. For Jasson to perform at a Senior Team-level he’ll need to be able to match defenders physically.

What to expect in 2023:

Jasson will likely play a similar role this season as he did in 2022, as NYCFC’s winger core is the one area of the field largely unchanged going into 2023. While the personnel remains the same, Talles Magno will most likely be the No 9, with Santiago Rodríguez playing under him in the traditional No 10 spot. Given those position changes, Jasson will most likely be the reserve to Gabriel Pereira, the presumed starting right winger.

Still, amid cup competitions, injuries, and squad rotations, Jasson will definitely feature for NYCFC. But 2023 will be about consistently performing at a Senior Team-level, therefore solidifying himself as a rotational piece that can be relied upon in the congested summer months of MLS.

2023 NYCFC Player Previews

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• Malte Amundsen
• Luis Barraza
• Maxime Chanot
• Maximo Carrizo
• Braian Crufré
• Matt Freese
• Chris Gloster
• Tayvon Gray
• Justin Haak
• Mitja Ilenič
• Alfredo Morales
• Kevin O’Toole
• Samuel “Kwaku” Owusu
• Keaton Parks
• Matías Pellegrini
• Gabriel Pereira
• Talles Magno
• Thiago
• Thiago Martins