It’s been a busy few weeks in the life of Jonathan Lewis.
The NYCFC forward has appeared in all three matches of the new MLS season after earning his first U.S. Men’s National Team minutes in their January camp.
Lewis, who completed two assists in his first two games for the U.S. will once again be joining Gregg Berhalter’s squad for the upcoming friendlies against Ecuador and Chile during the international break.
The 21-year old is enjoying the trust of new USMNT Head Coach Berhalter and is eager to take his next steps in the stars and stripes.
“I would say Gregg trusts me a lot, he’s given me the confidence to go out and do what I want,” said Lewis. “I learned a lot from him, I was there for a month and the way he portrays information is very, very good so I’ve definitely learned a lot from him while I was there.”
Lewis started in NYCFC’s first game of the season and was subbed in as the team faced D.C. United and LAFC at home.
Despite taking the lead twice vs. LAFC, NYCFC had to be content with one point after goals from Carlos Vela cancelled out strikes from Alexandru Mitriță and Alex Ring.
For Lewis, it was a game the Boys in Blue should have won, but the Florida-born forward is pleased with the defensive solidity displayed by the team.
“I mean you look at today, I think we definitely should have won, we had our chances. We just have to capitalize on the opportunities,” said Lewis. “I think we played well but just as a team in general have to capitalize on some of our chances - but we need to try to create more chances as well.
“We just need to do more in the front half, for me, I think that defensively, we’re good and building off the back better now compared to what the first game was.
“I think now just capitalizing on opportunities and that’s really it. We’re making improvements, we just have to make sure now to turn some of these into wins.”
We’ll keep you posted with how Jonathan performs in the international break right here on NYCFC.com as we build-up to our MLS return vs. Toronto on March 29.
READ: Five Points: Clear Signs of Progress vs. LAFC