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Note that I will try to update as news filters in. As long as a player has not been officially released, he is on the roster. Any corrections, as always, are welcomed. Also remember that I am using the official team website, so any errors are theirs
 
Senior
 
GK - Meara
GK - Coronel
LB - Tolkin
CB - Sean Nealis
CB - Reyes
RB - Duncan
RB - Dylan Nealis
RB - Mina
DM - Amaya
DM - Yearwood
M - Donkor (Is he more attacker or defender)?
AM - Omir
AM - Morgan
AM - Luquinhas
AM - Harper
F - Burke
F - Barlow
F - Vanzeir
F - Manoel
F - Hurtado
 
 
 
Supplemental Slots 21-24
 
GK - Marcucci
CB - Nocita
AM - Carmona
 
Supplemental Slots 25-28
 
LB - Reid
DM - Sserwada
AM - Ngoma
 
Supplemental Slots 29-30
 
DM - Edelman
DM - Stroud
AM - Hall (Listed as F on the roster)
 
Supplemental Slot 31
 
M - Estrela (More attacking or defending?)
D - Ofori (Which side does he play again?)
 
 
Also of note :
 
U22 Initiative (Maximum of three) - Reyes, Yearwood
 
DPs (Maximum of three) - Luquinhas, Vanzier
 
Homegrowns (Unlimited) - Hall, Stroud, Reid, Ngoma, Edelman, Estrela, Tolkin, Omir
 
Internationals (How many slots do we have again?) - Vanzeir, Reyes, Luquinhas, Hurtado, Mina, Donkor, Manoel, Sswerwada, Carmona, Morgan, Coronel, Ndam
 
 
Adding the deadlines :
 
Nov 22 - All expiring contracts to have a Bona Fide Offering made. As far as I can tell, this includes Ndam, Barlow, Omir, Yearwood, Dylan Nealis, Wiki, Sserwadda, Estrela
 
Dec 1 - All team options to be decided. Duncan, Edelman, Harper, Reid, Nocita
 
Dec 11 - Trade Window opens
 
Dec 12 - Waiver wire
 
Dec 13 - Free Agency begins
 
Dec 14 - Re-Entry Process Stage 1
 
Dec 19 - SuperDraft
 
Dec 21 - Re-Entry Process Stage 2
 
 
 
 

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Have to think Luquinhas will get sold.  Bring on Forsberg as DP2, and another true #9 as DP #3

 

I also don't think Tolkin will get sold before the Olympics.  Sell after when his stock is hopefully highest - which means we'll have him for most of next season, probably gone in August. So we'll need to pick someone up and groom them to take over once he is gone.

 

-------DP#9--Dante

----Forsberg--Morgan

----Edelman--Amaya

Tolkin--Nealis--Reyes--Harper

-----------Coronel



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Why would you assume that Luquinhas is sold? He can play as an 8, a winger, or a CAM. We are thin at all those spots. 



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Has there been any updates to Morgan's health? A shame that he has such a 22 good season and then missed the entire 23 season besides the nonsense of putting him in for a penalty kick in leagues cup.

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Why would you assume that Luquinhas is sold? He can play as an 8, a winger, or a CAM. We are thin at all those spots. 

If they could make luqi a non DP then he's a keeper. IF they can't then sell him for a DP forward.



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I'd like to keep Luquinhas and see how he does with Forsberg and a (hopefully) healthy Morgan next to him, and a healthy Vanzeir up top.

 

As the roster stands right now, a 4-2-3-1 makes the most sense:  

 

Vanzeir

Luq  Forsberg Morgan

Amaya Edelman

Tolkin S. Nealis Reyes Duncan/Harper

 

If they insist on using the 4-2-2-2, then either Luq goes to the bench (again assuming that Morgan is healthy) with Vanzeir and a second striker up top, or Luq starts with Morgan in the midfield and Forsberg plays up top with Vanzeir.



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-------DP#9--Dante

----Forsberg--Morgan

----Edelman--Amaya

Tolkin--Nealis--Reyes--Harper

-----------Coronel

 

 

DP#9 = Starlow. 



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DP#9 = Starlow. 


The joke isnt funny anymore. If Schneider doesnt pick up his option the celebrations will continue.

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Vanzeir by all accounts cannot be successful as a lone striker. Look at his time with Union St. Gilloise in Belgium always as a second striker. Any team/formation that still includes Vanzeir should probably be a 2 striker formation if the goal is for our DP to be successful.

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Vanzeir by all accounts cannot be successful as a lone striker. Look at his time with Union St. Gilloise in Belgium always as a second striker. Any team/formation that still includes Vanzeir should probably be a 2 striker formation if the goal is for our DP to be successful.


Vanzier could be out next year do to the spine issue.

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Why would you assume that Luquinhas is sold? He can play as an 8, a winger, or a CAM. We are thin at all those spots. 

He hasn't proven especially effective at any of those positions, at least not effective enough to justify a DP slot.    He's paid way too much for a guy who just dribbles around hoping for a foul.


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You cannot win in MLS with Luquinhas as your driving force.

 

He is fine off the bench, but not if he is a DP. Of course, that only matters if we use all our DP slots.


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Luq as sub for Firsberg would be fantastic

Bring in griezsman and we r good

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Assuming we kind of look like this at this point


Dante
Morgan - Emil - Luq
Amaya - Edelman
Tolkin - Reyes - Nealis - Duncan
Coronel


I would leave if I was tolkin.

Need another LB and top 10 MLS LB.

RB could be upgraded, if we got another AM it would be great so Luq would be option off bench. 4 good AMs fit 3 spots add in Omir.

Need another ST and I think Id actually accept Barlow 3.

If Dante does what we hope we could be decent good team but that's a big if.

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Luq as sub for Firsberg would be fantastic

Bring in griezsman and we r good



Lol would be unreal




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