"He never really panics and allows us to keep possession at times where, in the past, maybe we would have given it up," midfielder Clyde Simms said. "At the beginning of the year, there were a couple times where he was a little too composed and would lose the ball in the back, but he has done a great job getting used to the league and our play."
Right on, Clyde. That's what I've been seeing as well. Having thus called "advantage: Jakovic", I'd be remiss if I didn't say that it's a good thing we've got such a solid reserve in Janicki. Why? Because somehow it didn't really occur to me until I read the story (it being so long since we've had young guys playing for their countries) that Jakovic might be doing Gold Cup duty for Canada this summer.
I suppose, having maligned the FO's efforts at defensive depth over the past couple of seasons, that I must give them their due now, right?
Now, about the goalkeeping situation...