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What you need to know about the new Orlando City signing Josue Colman

January 15, 2018

Orlando City continues to strengthen their team ahead of the new season, and the Lions have taken their search for a new star to South America.

 

The 19 years old joins as part of an effort to fill the void left by Kaka.

 

He has been a star for the country's youth teams, making over 15 appearances for Paraguay’s Under 17, Under 20, and Under 23 teams.

 

The player himself has spoken of his delight to play for Orlando City and his move to Orlando.

 

The retirement of Kaka has left a huge void in Orlando’s attack, and the likes of Dom Dwyer and Pinho would need extra support in attack to bring out the best in them, that's why Orlando have brought in Colman.

 

Despite being just 19, Colman has been exposed to enough games to prepare him for the MLS.

 

He played in 32 league matches last year, and also got 2 substitute appearances in the Copa Sudamericana.

He helped them win the Paraguayan Clasura in 2017 and reach the semifinals of the Copa Sudamericana in 2016.

 

He played a total of 9 Sudamerica games for them, providing one assist.

 

Colman is a versatile attacking player and can feature in any position across the front three or in an attacking midfield role.

 

As an addition to the team’s roster, Colman could help in the right attacking midfield position just behind Dwyer, Pinho and Larin (If he stays) in a 4-4-2 formation or in a number ten role like Kaka did in a 4-4-2 diamond.

 

If Jason Kreis decides to use a 3-6-1 formation with a false nine, Colman’s flair and ability to hold up play would be ideal for the false nine role.

 

His pace could also see coach Kreis field him as an attacking right winger or as a right forward in an attacking formation that needs three forwards.

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