If you look at some of these numbers it's a lot easier to understand how good BWP is. I estimated his 2018 season based on averaging the last two which puts him at 7th all time in MLS, but look at the Goals Per Game and Goals Per 90. Literally no one is even close to him he almost averages .7 Goals per 90. Twellman is the closest at .604 but dont forget he retired at 28 so no downward slope.
with our younger lineup, most of our guys should have no problem with the congested schedule ahead. The only ones i would rotate would be BWP, Royer, Collin. Keep the rest of the guys the same for all 3 games (Tijuana away, Portland home, RBNY home).
Idk thats a lot of travel in a quick time and even a little knock vs Portland would keep them out with the 2nd leg 72 hours away.
Id say rest most of the first team, Remember last season with RB2 almost winning away to Portland, I think we can put out a good performance with the backups we have great depth.