Lot of people making grand assumptions because they never heard of a player before. We wont know how good we are or where we stack up until games start getting played. I remember when people thought BWP sucked or questioned why were bringing in some guy from the Carolina rail hawks on trial etc. Tom bogert has an exclusive interview with thelwell coming soon so perhaps we will get more context. Some of the moves are a bit confusing seemingly building at positions we have depth in but we may find out thelwell and Struber have a vision for what they want that the starters we felt we had dont totally fit
Comparing trialists from 2013, when the record transfer fee in the history of MLS was 4 million for a 31 year old Robbie Keane, to today, when nearly every team in the league is getting clearly better with every transfer window and we're lowballing the shit out of teams and then giving up. That's an absurd comparison.
People keep moving the goalposts from "I'll be critical if there aren't real improvements to the starting XI" to "Just wait, there's plenty of time before the season starts" and eventually ending at "Well nobody can judge this offseason until we start playing games". It's the same shit every window.
I wonder which one is more likely:
Option 1: Thelwell and Struber are tortured geniuses who have a galaxy brain plan that is too big for any of us mere mortals to understand.
Option 2: More of the exact same that we've seen for years. No clear improvements to the starting roster, nearly dead last in the league in spending, open roster spots, open DP spots, no attempt to be competitive with the top teams in this league.
If you scan YouTube looking for Bradley Wright-Phillips, youll find numerous goal compilations, a few interviews and, eventually, an excerpt from the grime mixtape series Lord of the Mics.