Editor’s note: This story appears in our Winter 2019 magazine. You can subscribe to the print edition, or digital, here.
The seventh annual edition of the New England Soccer Journal Best XI highlights the importance of finding the right situation to thrive for club and country.
One look at this year’s list reveals a surprising number of players who changed clubs or pushed their way into more favorable circumstances after a coaching change. These players always had the talent to thrive — and now their revised outlook paved the way for success.