William Yarbrough sets his gloves for Pachuca

The Mexican-American goalkeeper, William Yarbrough will be set to make his debut with Pachuca in the Clausura 2020.

The 30-year-old, goalkeeper William Yarbrough is currently an enigma per se in the recent tournaments as he once was a complete player in the starting 11 for Leon since 2013. Yarbrough was part of the major success La Fiera had when they won two championships back to back, the Apertura 2013 and the Clausura 2014, but since then he slowly started to fade away throughout the tournaments.

Yarbrough has had notable spotlights in his career besides winning the Liga MX title, he also was included in the United States men’s national team briefly in 2015 where he disputed a good amount of playing time within the team. So it’s no secret that Yarbrough has had his moments but the only problem that occurred, was the inconsistency with Leon in recent years that led to changes within the team.

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO – FEBRUARY 09: Rodolfo Cota of Leon gestures during the 6th round match between America and Leon as part of the Torneo Clausura 2019 Liga MX at Azteca Stadium on February 09, 2019 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Manuel Velasquez/Getty Images)

Eventually, Leon searched for a solid goalkeeper to make them a contender in the Liga MX and with that Rodolfo Cota was brought in to ease the situation in the backline. Since 2018, Cota took the starting role in Leon that led to Yarbrough to watch the games from the bench. Although it appeared cruel and unjust to Yarbrough on sitting him down on the bench, it makes sense to have two competitive goalkeepers to fight on a position and with the experience status Cota has under his belt it is obvious on why he has been the starter in the last tournaments for Leon and till today.

Currently, Pachuca’s goalkeeper position is in limbo as their starting goalkeeper, Rodrigo Rey asked to be left out of the plans with the team and plans for new horizons for his career and with that, it has left Pachuca with a huge gap to fill. Although Alfonso Blanco is the next in line to be the starting goalkeeper, it would be ideal to have Yarbrough compete for the starting spot in which he could certainly become an important role player for his new team once again.