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De La Torre named to Eredivisie Team of the Month for March

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Luca De La Torre not only returned to the U.S. Men’s National Team fold in March, but he also earned a major achievement at club level for Heracles Almelo.

De La Torre was named to the Eredivisie Team of the Month for March after excelling for the Dutch first division side. The American midfielder scored the winning goal for Heracles in a 2-1 league victory over PEC Zwolle to start the month, before also playing a key role in a pair of other impressive results.

The 22-year-old also played 90 minutes in a 2-1 win over ADO Den Haag and a 1-1 draw with Sparta Rotterdam.

De La Torre has chipped in two assists this league season for Heracles, while totaling 26 league appearances and over 1,800 minutes of playing time for the club. His good run of March earned him his first international call up since 2018 and his first overall under head coach Gregg Berhalter.

The club is currently ninth in league table with 36 points, comfortably away from the relegation zone with six matches to play. With a busy international schedule coming up, De La Torre will hope to be a regular figure in the USMNT squad this year.

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  1. Luca was one of the most promising players in his age bracket during the youth WCs. He showed during that time he had the technical ability and soccer IQ to be a very good player. While his time at Fulham wasn’t exactly a success, it wasn’t a failure either. Yes, he had to take a step down to a lesser league…but he’s now seeing consistent 1st team minutes in a league known for producing well rounded players.
    If he continues on this path he’ll be a viable back-up option for the USMNT. While McKennie & Musah are a on a different level, having competent back-ups like Aaronson & Luca is a good thing. Neither are going to be asked to shoulder the burden of being “The Man” or the creative force. That’s going to fall to Pulisic & Reyna…so they’ll have time to grow into solid contributors.

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  2. there was a time he was doing well with fulham…i agree with cylo…i think our players gain much more by starting in netherlands or germany….seems to be less bias in those 2 countries…

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  3. I love kid (DLT), DLT has tactical awareness, technical, creative vision and willing to mix-up. Please, stay Eredivisie, at this moment.

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  4. I hope this is a case of “sometimes you have to take a step back in order to take two steps forward.” He certainly didn’t seem to be in Fulham’s long-term plans, but it would be nice if he could work his way back towards that level. What he’s shown with the national team has been very promising.

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    • Going to Netherlands isn’t a bad move for a young player. I much rather see our younger players over there then in England

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    • Yes, but to be fair, Acosta was hardly in game shape and played the full 90 just 3 days earlier. Not too surprising that Acosta was less than his best.

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