DC United head coach Ben Olsen insists that he does have faith in young gun Andy Najar despite not playing him much so far this season.
Last yearâ€™s MLS Rookie of the Year has had just two starts and two substitute appearances in the opening six games after being a regular starter last term.
Despite this fact, Olsen says that the 18-year old Honduran is still very much a key part of his DC squad.
â€śI have no doubt in my mind Andy is going to be a great player for us, and heâ€™s going to be a great player again this year,â€ť said Olsen.
â€śHis job is to use the games he has to show me that heâ€™s ready to go when called on.â€ť
And Najar admits that he does not expect to start every game as there are plenty of players around him with quality.
â€śThere is a lot of competition [for playing time in midfield] and my job is to just keep working hard to earn a spot,â€ť said Najar.
â€śObviously, those are the coachâ€™s decisions and all I can do is work hard.â€ť