Losing Felipe and the top spot in the allocation process in a trade with the New York Red Bulls seemed to have helped the Red Bulls kick start the Jesse Marsch era. It took a while but The Montreal Impact has finally found closure and can utilize all of the assets that came from the Big Apple, including Ambroise Oyongo.
Eric Alexander, another piece in the Mtl-NYRB trade, has been a reliable solider and his versatility has helped the coaching staff throughout this young MLS season. But Oyongo has catapulted himself into the starting lineup, taking advantages of an injury to Donny Toia and to every potential right back on the squad.
Not only has Oyongo shown pace, but his poise and skills on the ball are quite underrated for a fullback. His passing technique is sharp and does not just run all over the pitch. It's quite surprising to see the Red Bulls let go of Oyongo so easily but that must be the price to pay to acquire Sacha Klejstan.
When there are difficult moments, we need to know how to rebound. The team has grown as he worked hard and all is going well - Oyongo after the 2-1 win vs Vancouver
Frank Klopas must really appreciate Oyongo's quick integration into the squad. Back in February, the Impact's head coach was eager to see the Cameroonian international join the Bleu-Blanc-Noir.
Defensively, the Cameroonian international did not look lost against the speedy and talented Kekuta Manneh but suffered enough to stay humble and respect his adversary. Overral, Oyongo seems to be the real thing and the club's depth has gotten bigger at a perfect time with so many injuries.