For once, this writer can say that he has something in common with an MLS player and a United States soccer legend. We all do not have subscriptions to Paramount’s streaming service.
Tajon Buchanan spent the international break playing for the Canucks in World Cup Qualifying. Canada has advanced to the octagonal and will be facing off against the United States among other nations in the next stage of qualifying for the 2022 World Cup.
Buchanan did quite well. He showed his pace and ability to blow by defenders against other CONCACAF nations.
The youngster only started one match during this round of qualifying but he made the most of it. He tallied two assists up against Aruba.
When asked about Buchanan’s performance, Head Coach and Sporting Director Bruce Arena admitted that he didn’t really get the opportunity to see him play.
The Head Coach said, “To be honest with you, I don’t think I saw him play in one game. I know he had limited minutes in the World Cup Qualifiers, and they gave him a start in one of the games, but I didn’t see much to be honest with you. We know Tajon. He’s a good player and I’m happy that Canada has qualified for the World Cup Qualifiers. He put in a good couple of weeks with Canada. I know they’re pleased with him, and I think he has a good future with his national team.”
Arena is a busy man with plenty of things to do but of course his teammate would make sure he could virtually cheer on his teammate right? While it would be hard for left back Dejuan Jones who doesn’t have Paramount+.
“I actually didn’t get a chance to watch it,” Jones said. “I don’t have Paramount+, so I didn’t get a chance to watch it. But he had two assists in the first game [against Aruba], so really proud of him with that. And then just seeing him in the highlights on the field out there for Canada, it’s really special and we’re really proud of him.”
In all honesty it was great to see a Revolution player get the opportunity to represent their country. Hopefully he will be able to maintain that momentum when New England returns to play. So far this season he has been great for the Revs registering a goal and an assist.
Buchanan is such a dangerous player with his pace and his ability to draw fouls. It’s not surprising that there is reported interest from European clubs for the Canadien’s services.
With a matchup against a tough NYCFC on Saturday, the Revolution will need Buchanan playing his best and continuing to cause problems for defenders.