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Former United States striker singles out defender Jonathan Mensah for praise


A former striker of the United States men’s national team, Charlie Davies, believes that Ghana and Columbus Crew defender Jonathan Mensah could be a candidate for the 2020 Major League Soccer (MLS) MVP.

With 10 rounds of matches to the end of the novelty season, Davies has singled out the Columbus Crew captain as the best defender in the league so far.

“You know I love my attackers, you know I love my goalscorers. Salute to everybody doing it for their clubs, but Jonathan Mensah, for me, has been the MVP this year”, Davies noted on the official podcast of the MLS, Extratime.

He also touched on some of the attributes of the experienced Ghanaian defender.

“Just being this relentless, smart, tactical defensive player who you can rely on, who's consistent and everyone who you can see vibes off of. This is a tremendous, talented center back in this league that we're not really accustomed to seeing, a center back with his capabilities and how he's kind of set the tone for Columbus Crew”.

Columbus Crew currently lead the Supporters’ Shield race and Davies has predicted that if Mensah who made the MLS Week 12 Team of the Week continues like this, he could end the season as the best player.

“One player who's remained the same and has remained impactful every single match has been Jonathan Mensah, and for me that is why he gets the MVP. Right now, if the season ended right now, this would be it.”, Davies concluded.
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