'He’s by far the best player in the league'

The way Alan Jazic looks at it, it’s only a matter of time before Derek Gaudet gets his chance overseas.

The way Alan Jazic looks at it, it’s only a matter of time before Derek Gaudet gets his chance overseas.

The 20-year-old midfielder is suiting up for Halifax Dunbrack Bremner’s of the Nova Scotia Soccer League Premiership after starring on Canada’s under-20 team and making his Major League Soccer debut with Toronto FC in 2008.

“He’s blessed,” said Jazic, whose brother, Ante, plays professionally in MLS and had a long career in Europe. “He has a ton of skill. He’s by far the best player in the league.”

Gaudet has six goals this summer, tied for second in the league. He had a brief tryout with the Vancouver Whitecaps of the United Soccer Leagues before returning to Halifax.

Jazic said the Bayside native just needs to get noticed by the right team to get his shot as a professional.

“That guy just needs a little bit of luck,” Jazic said. “I hope to see him playing overseas. He still has time, he’s still working hard at it, and I think one day, he’ll get there.”

 
 
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