Tuesday, November 26, 2013

11.27.2013: In Depth- Waylon Francis Signing

Waylon Francis, 23, takes the next step in his career at Columbus. 
Waylon Francis is a left back, speedster highly regarded by the vast majority of CS Herediano and Costa Rican fans as a future national teamer.

One Costa Rican fan, Ronald Obaldia, wrote about Francis's move to the Columbus Crew "W. Francis, I admire the talent of this young player, in addition to his sense and spirit of excellence. Great for him, even for our selection."

That sentiment was echoed by some on Costa Rican websites after the news broke, even though another distinct group of CS Herediano fans insulted Francis for leaving.

But, he has stated that he will look to play out the season, including being submitted to the CS Herediano club list in January, should they make the final stages of their Championship after the new year.

It's a goal that I always wanted, I proposed it since I came to Herediano, since I started my first tournament. wanted to be champion as the first target and then play outside. For this, it gives me the opportunity, "

The Costa Rican player looks to make his next step in his career "by playing outside" Costa Rica with the Columbus Crew, because in his opinion MLS is a higher level.

"I always looked out for my interests as well as my families as a traditional family person and for my future, without harming Herediano." 

But, will he succeed where teammate Olman Vargas could not and where Jairo Arrieta had above average, but perhaps inconsistent results? 

Francis, during the first leg of the Costa Rican semifinals, has most recently dealt with racial slurs from rival fans.  

Seen as an integral part of CS Herediano, he has received one national team cap. More than likely good results at Columbus Crew could lead to more caps for the speedster.

Waylon Francis is valued at $300,000 Euro by transfer markt. But, likely came to the Crew for half of that because Francis needs the opportunity as well and there is no guarantee that he will win the left back position outright.

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