Serge Ngoma – Football Talent Scout

Serge Ngoma
Full name: Serge Patrick Ngoma
Country: USA/Gabon
Date of birth: 09/07/2005 (17 years old)
Place of birth: North Plainfield, New Jersey (USA)
Height: 178cm
Youth career: New York Red Bulls
Current club: New York Red Bulls
Squad number: 22
Current national team: —
Position: winger, second striker, striker
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by 500.000 €
Tournaments participated in: —
Contract until: 31.12.2025
Player’s agent: unknown
Transfer rumours: —
Similar type of player: Kylian Mbappé/Gabriel Jesus
– pace 
– acceleration 
– technique 
– ball control 
– dribbling 
– athleticism 
– agility 
– versatility 
– movement 
– pressing 
– work rate 
To improve:
– can be a little bit wasteful sometimes/still needs to work on his composure in the final third to become even more prolific
– final ball
Style of play:
– inside forward/advanced striker
– versatile and mobile forward who is capable of playing anywhere along the front line
– player with good body mass ratio, physical strength, power, stamina, and natural fitness
– great acceleration, agility, flair, body balance, changes of pace, and coordination
– player with very good technical ability, 1vs1 short-dribbling skills, close ball control, fast direction shifts in possession
– very vertical player who likes to play a direct style by running straight at defenders with pace
– forceful, quick, and powerful
– likes to dribble
– creative at his off-the-ball movements in and around the penalty area
– constantly on the move looking for space
– very explosive over the first meters
– very strong in 1v1 situations, unpredictable, and confident of his skills
– mobile and skillful at beating his markers and evading pressure
– extremely dangerous on the counter thanks to his electric pace and movement
– likes to make effective off the ball/shoulder runs to beat the defensive line
– able to dribble and make quick combinations with his teammates at top speed
– likes to press and hassle the opposition’s centre-backs effectively/very active and hardworking in pressing
– all-action and energetic
Heatmap by Wyscout:
He is best suited to playing as:
Left winger in 4-3-3.

League summary (as for 21 October 2022):
USL Championship 2020: 3 games/0 goals (New York RB II)
USL Championship 2021: 19 games/3 goals (New York RB II)
USL Championship 2022 (ongoing): 1 game/0 goals (New York RB II)
MLS 2022 (ongoing): 7 games/2 goals (New York RB)
Serge Ngoma joined the New York Red Bulls youth academy in 2017. He is a part of an interesting generation of US players born in 2005 which includes, among others Obed Vargas, Joshua Wynder, Reed Baker-Whiting, Noel Buck, Niko Tsakiris, Esmir Bajraktarevic, and Felipe Valencia. He made his professional debut for New York Red Bulls reserves on 23 September 2020 in the USL Championship game against Atlanta United 2. He made his first team debut on 26 February 2022, coming on as a second-half substitute in a 3-1 victory over San Jose Earthquakes in the opening match of the season.

Football Talent Scout potential rating:
First team material in a top European league.
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