James Sands, Rangers

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The Basics

Age: 22
Club: Rangers, Scottish Premiership
Position: Defensive midfielder/center back
Loves to: Make attackers’ lives miserable

In One play


He’s not the fastest player in the world, but James Sands seems to be everywhere all at once. Because he reads the game so well, Sands can slide over to make a critical tackle in a decisive moment or he can slide over to stop an opposing attack before it’s even begun. Sands can play as a center back or a defensive midfielder and has performed both of those roles for New York City FC in Major League Soccer and for Rangers, his current team.