If playing time is essential for Matt Miazga
to remain in the mix for a role on the national team, Chelsea's decision to send him back to Dutch club Vitesse for a second season is a positive
"I felt very welcome and we have all made historic success," Miazga, 22, told Vitesse's official website of his return to the club. "That success will be expanded this coming season
and I will continue to develop myself."
He helped Vitesse -- a popular place for Chelsea loanees -- win the 2017 Dutch Cup. It finished fifth in the Eredivisie, where Miazga
played in 23 of 34 games at center back. WHERE HE STANDS.
That strong season earned him a callup for the Gold Cup, where he scored his
first international goal in the 3-0 win against Nicaragua, sending the USA through as the first-place team in its group. Miazga's youth is on his side, but he is still about only sixth or seventh
on the depth chart of U.S. center backs.