Shelton’s performance was equally as impressive as he assisted on the McNamara goal before notching his own with a 36th minute off-balance shot that Shelton somehow managed to flick in after being tripped up by the goalkeeper (watch goal). The No. 2 pick in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft, the 22-year-old was called in to U.S. Men’s National Team January camp where coach Jurgen Klinsmann got a look at one of the most promising and speedy forwards in the league. The U.S. U-23 staple is one to watch as Olympic Qualifying resumes this month, as they take on Colombia for the final ticket to Rio.
His second season with New York City FC, Tony Taylor’s 2016 campaign is already off to a much better start after a 2015 that saw the 26-year-old suffer a season-ending ACL tear. A former Club de Portugal player who featured for the U.S. at the 2009 U-20 World Cup, Taylor proved he could be a difference maker in a roster full of international talent, notching the second goal in last Sunday’s goal-fest at Toyota Park. The California native will serve as a threat on the wing in 2016 as new head coach Patrick Vieira looks to build upon a roster flowing with international veterans and young domestic talent.