Jalil Anibaba joined Sporting Kansas City as to serve the club at center back. However, he will play at right back because of the injury of Chance Myers.
He started his debut for Sports Kansas City last weekend and helped to draw the game against Portland. The game was a bit surprising for the manger Peter Vermes. Moreover, the clean sheet was the first for the club in this season; Anibaba played the vital role joining from Orlando City SC.
Manager of Sporting Kansas City praised the defender Anibaba for his role during the last game. In fact, his service made the day for this club to get one point from the game.
The New York City FC match will be an away game on Tuesday and he is ready for the game.
Center back is the natural position of the defender but he would play in the right back position on the away game. However, he is good at any position in the backline.
Amadou Dia has played two games on the right back position but he is a left back. For that reason, the manager has given his position back because it’s really hard for a player to play on an opposite direction.
Kevin Ellis, the experienced center back is playing at Myers position that probably comes in the early June. Torn Achilles tendon injury in early 2014 has ended the last season fully while Matt Besler and Ike Opara are also in the sideline.
David Villa, the key striker of New York City likes to attack from the right side although being a forward player. But, Jalil Anibaba is ready to tackle the World Cup wining forward on the Tuesday away game.