Former Botswana international Dipsy Selolwane is in no doubt that Njabulo Blom will enjoy his time in the MLS after joining St Louis City from Kaizer Chiefs.
Selolwane played college soccer for St Louis University before joining Chicago Fire in 2002. The former midfielder went on to play for Real Salt Lake before joining Santos in the PSL in 2005.
“I know St Louis as a city is a football place,” Selolwane tells Touchline News.
“This is the first time they have an MLS franchise and that is great for the city. St Louis is the type of a city where people enjoy playing soccer, they have many youth tournaments.
They have also produced many players that have gone on to play for the national team like Brian McBride. Brian is a Chicago boy but we went to the same university in St Louis. Blom must go out there and enjoy himself.”
St Louis City, coached by Bradley Carnell, is a member of the Western Conference which was won by Los Angeles FC last season.
Blom’s new team will kick off the season on February 26 against Austin.
“MLS is advanced in terms of science,” adds Selolwane.
“They will know every statistic they need to know about Blom, how quick is he, how high can he jump, intensity and all those things. I’m sure will enjoy he will enjoy playing there.
It’s quite challenging because as we have seen, the League has grown over the years. When I played in the MLS there were 10 teams and now there’s 28 teams. It’s the East versus the Western conference. They have a nice and interesting format but it’s competitive.”