Over the weekend, 21 year-old New Jersey native Matt Miazga helped win Vitesse Arnhem’s first major trophy in 125 years.
Miazga arrived at Vitesse during the summer transfer window as a loanee from Chelsea FC. He’s made 33 appearances across all competitions this season and has a goal and two assists in 2,040 minutes. He took time out of his busy schedule to answer some questions via email from the Telegraph.
Just a couple weeks ago the team wasn’t sure that Miazga was going to play in the cup final due to an hamstring injury. “To be honest at first I was a bit nervous that I might be injured for a while but the way my hamstring recovered after a few days with a lot of treatment I knew it would be good to go for the cup final,” he told the Telegraph. And so Miazga played, and at the end the club was able to take home the Dutch Cup.
Miazga hasn’t made any plans for the offseason as he’s concentrating on finishing out the season. He won’t find out what he’s doing next until the end of this season; Miazga told The Telegraph his focus now is the upcoming game against Utrecht.
Miazga won two Supporters Shields with the New York Red Bulls before being shipped off to Chelsea and then to Vitesse. The club currently sits 6th on the table as they take on 4th place Utrecht. A win for Vitesse could move them up one spot on the table into 5th place.