If you are a young payer with talent and you have watched some of the defensive performances from Lade, Duncan, and Murillo, then I think you can come in with the confidence that you are going to win a job.
If it's that simple, why isn't it happening? Where are these young starting quality internationals clamoring to be a fourth string MLS fullback? Domestically that player pool is USL, and Nealis is proof that its not always a seamless transition.
There are still some realities of life in MLS that we can't ignore here. There's a salary cap. There's a million other roster rules driving parity. Our calendar falls during international tournaments. We're not a destination league internationally. No MLS team is 4-5 deep at every position, it just doesn't happen.