Three Up, Three Down: Welcome back, Robert Taylor! Farías continues fine form, Aviles shows versatility

After each match, the Inter Heron site experts choose three players whose play was most — and least — impactful.

Inter Miami midfielder Robert Taylor scored twice in the Herons’ 4-0 win Wednesday against Toronto FC.
Inter Miami midfielder Robert Taylor scored twice in the Herons’ 4-0 win Wednesday against Toronto FC. / Rich Storry-USA TODAY Sports
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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

Inter Miami defender Tomas Aviles dives to tackle the ball away from Atlanta United midfielder Luiz Araujo in the Five Stripes’ 5-2  win Saturday.
Inter Miami defender Tomas Aviles dives to tackle the ball away from Atlanta United midfielder Luiz Araujo in the Five Stripes’ 5-2 win Saturday. / Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

[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.

Inter Miami defender Sergii Kryvtsov (27) reacts during the Herons’ home win against Toronto.
Inter Miami defender Sergii Kryvtsov (27) reacts during the Herons’ home win against Toronto. / Rich Storry-USA TODAY Sports

[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.