Facundo Farias, B+
[KEN] The 21-year-old Argentine continues to develop and looks as good as advertised. He has three goals and two assists across four matches in September, including one of each last night. I’m not crazy about his thumb-sucking goal celebration, though.
[MATT] Of all Inter Miami's summer signings, this was the one I was 1) most curious about, and 2) had the most faith in. I watched videos of his play in South America and was greatly impressed. Don't let his youth fool you. When he's on... he's on. The problem is, when he's off... well... he's off. Fortunately, against Toronto, he was on.
Tomas Aviles, B
[KEN] Aviles, another Argentinian import, is just 19 and looked it at times last night. But I was struck by his pace in recovery and fearlessness going after come-from-behind tackles. He also moved up the pitch to help the midfield at times and showed some ability with the ball at his feet. Another promising performance. Honorable mention goes to Sergii Kryvtsov who put in a gutsy shift, even after a mid-air collision opened a cut on his head. Kryvstov played most of the match with a large black head wrap, looking ever so much like a swashbuckling Ukrainian pirate. Played a little like one, as well.
[MATT] The good thing about Aviles is his ability to recover after mistakes. The bad thing about Aviles is his ability to make those youthful mistakes we can't afford. The kid's got speed, that's for sure. It would just be better to see that speed doing something else other than trying to compensate for any earlier mistake.