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2024 NYCFC Player Preview: Andres Jasson

Andres Jasson was the most-fouled player in MLS last season. Will the 22-year-old make the NYCFC Starting XI in 2024?

NYCFC winger Andres Jasson in training | Courtesy

Name: Andres Jasson
Position: Right Wing, Right Wingback
Age: 22
Key Stat: 3.8 – that's the number of fouls committed on Jasson per 90 minutes (by comparison, Lionel Messi's is 3.1)

Andres Jasson was the fifth homegrown signing for New York City FC in club history. The Greenwich, CT native found success in NYCFC’s academy before signing with the First Team in 2020. Jasson struggled to make an impact on the team in his first two seasons with the club, starting only 10 games with no goal contributions. 

Jasson would find his role in New York in the 2023 season. Despite not being a consistent starter, Jasson scored his first goal for NYCFC in the 2-1 road loss to the Philadelphia Union. From there, the 22-year-old earned his spot in the lineup, starting six of the eight remaining matches of the season. 

Jasson became the team’s starting right-winger, scoring 3 goals and providing one assist to end the season. He carried the ball 1,522 yards and into the final third 14 times. Jasson finished the season with an expected goal average of 0.3 per game and an expected assist average of 0.2 per game. He completed 74.3 percent of his passes with 371 total touches.

Yes, Jasson’s stats aren’t the best, but New York City’s attack was not great last season. It’s hard to judge Jasson’s numbers in what was a disappointing year all around. After the 1-0 win over the Chicago Fire on Decision Day, Jasson spoke on what led to his emergence in the team.

“I think it’s just a testament to staying patient, working hard,” he said. “If you don’t train the way that you should then when your moment comes you probably won’t take it so I think it was just being patient, training hard and knowing and believing in myself that when I got those opportunities the goals and assists would come and thankfully they did.”

With NYCFC having some more firepower in its attack next year with Talles Magno, Julián Fernández, Hannes Wolf, and Agustín Ojeda, Jasson may see fewer minutes or lose his spot in the lineup. He could be used as a spark plug off the bench, using his pace to make an impact late in the game. Head coach Nick Cushing may make Jasson the starting right-winger to begin the season and see what happens from there. 

One thing is for sure, though, there will be a lot of competition for minutes between New York’s offense next season.