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MLS is Back Breakout Candidate: Sergio Santos

With the MLS is Back Tournament set to kick off on July 8th, MLSSoccer.com contributor Greg Seltzer put out his list of 10 players that could have breakout performances in Orlando, Florida. With a packed Group A facing Philadelphia Union with the likes of Inter Miami CF, Nashville SC, New York City SC on the schedule, the squad picked up not one but two players that Seltzer thinks could make the most of their time in Florida.

The speed from Brazilian forward Sergio Santos has torn up the club's FIFA20 simulations and has shown on the pitch both in 2019's debut campaign that left Santos with four goals and an assist. This season, Santos showed his growth with a breakout performance on national television at LAFC with a goal and an assist.

"Sergio Santos started to look like a genuine threat when the playoffs rolled around last year and he started this season looking even better," Seltzer writes. "His wheels can cause trouble for opposing backlines, but it's an enhanced understanding of how to attack MLS defenses that leave the Union forward primed for a production spike."

Santos wasn't the only Union representative on Seltzer's list with teammate Brenden Aaronson also making the Top 10 list.


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