Adilson Malanda and Kerwin Vargas Featured in MLS's Young Players of the Matchday

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Charlotte FC center back Adilson Malanda and winger Kerwin Vargas both featured in MLS's new weekly rundown of the highest performing young players across the league.

This is what MLS's Charles Boelm had to say about Charlotte's 20-year-old defender Malanda.

"Malanda went 3/3 on dribbles, 2/2 on tackles and completed 83% of his passes in the narrow loss to New England, even earning some praise from opposing coach Bruce Arena afterward. And in that spirit, we’re not about to let Kessler’s late winner distract us from another solid outing for the kid."

As for Vargas who was featured as an honorable mention:

We were intrigued by the Colombian winger’s limited appearances in 2022 and he nearly donned the hero’s cape against the Revs, coming off the bench to spark Charlotte’s attack with three key passes and a late header off the post.