Sporting Kansas City full-back Chance Myers is finally showing what made him a number one overall pick in the 2008 MLS SuperDraft.
The 23-year old former UCLA star has started 18 times for a total of 22 MLS appearances for Sporting this season following some lengthy lay-offs because of injury.
Myers says he is not bothered by what the critics said earlier in his career and is happy just to be playing at a consistent level now.
“I couldn’t care less about what people say,” he told the Kansas City Star.
“No, if you sit there and worry, then it’s going to be on your mind.
“I wasn’t able to do my job (when I was coming back from injury).
“The pace kind of hit me like a ton of bricks.”
Now he is back and fully fit, Sporting coach Peter Vermes says it has done him the world of good to be playing regularly.
“It’s a combination of things all happening at one time,” he said.
“He’s gotten stronger, and soccer-wise, he’s really in form. Throw all those things together and it equals out to a consistent performance week after week.”