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Clearly a lot to be done if this team wants to thrive and not just survive in MLS these days. We're at a high risk of losing a lot of the guys who have propped this team up over the last two years - Kaku, Long, Lawrence, BWP, Murillo, and Sims could very easily all be gone. 

 

Here's where I'd spend some money if I had the checkbook

 

Tier 1:

DP striker to replace BWP

DP holding midfielder that pushes Davis to the bench

 

Tier 2:

TAM CB to replace Long if he is sold

TAM winger if Sims does not return

New coach

 

Tier 3:

Starting fullback to replace Lawrence if/when he is sold, or just to compete with Duncan for a spot



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Out:

Armas
Hamlett
Lade
Buckmaster
Muyl
Bwp
Davis

In:

New young DP 1
New young Dp 2
Some competent depth



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Out:

Hamlett

 

Good call, tough to imagine much else happening unless this is the first action of the off-season.



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Red Bull need to sell, Armas/Hamlett/De Grandpre need to be fired and the entire roster needs to be blown up.

Three new big splash DPs need to come in.

There's too much to do, and they won't get it done.

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Hard to disagree with the OP. Assuming we keep Kaku them deep CM should be priority #1. Rza should be let go and Davis needs to be a back up on our depth charts.

Its going to be sad to see BWP leave. We punched way above our weight class in seasons past bc of him.

I am not ready to go to war with White or Barlow next year.

5 year plan


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Just gonna ask some questions...

 

Woly or non-rb guy for head coach?

 

BWP on cheap contract? Can't imagine he'll get any offers unless else where, unless he wants to get into coaching which he could also just do here.

 

Long/Taxi/Murillo/Kaku to Europe/Mexico?

 

Is Etienne still on contract? If so do we trade him and could we even get anything more valuable than him anyway?

 

Time for Meara to become the starting GK?



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Why bother?

RB doesnt care. Why should we?

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Why bother?

RB doesnt care. Why should we?

concur

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Why bother?

RB doesnt care. Why should we?

Wow!  When even you don't get mad anymore than you know it's over.


And Olsen didn't turn DC into a bunch of whining, diving.. oh, nevermind

-MetroSquard

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Why bother?

RB doesnt care. Why should we?

 

 

concur

 

 

Wow!  When even you don't get mad anymore than you know it's over.

 

Can we maybe do one "2020 Offseason Thread" and one "2020 Annual Red Bull Out Thread"?



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Keep:

- Robles
- Meara
- Lawrence
- Duncan
- Parker
- CCJ
- Sims (if he wants to stay)
- Muyl
- Royer
- White
- BWP (only if he is willing to lose his P tag and take a huge pay cut)

Drop:

- Red Bull
- Armas
- Hamlett
- De Grandpre
- Lade
- Buckmaster
- Long
- Tarek
- Murillo
- Davis
- Rza (can do better with his salary)
- Kaku
- Barlow (just no room for him on the team, since White should play backup to a marquee DP striker)

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Can we maybe do one "2020 Offseason Thread" and one "2020 Annual Red Bull Out Thread"?

I was thinking we should have a playoff sticky that has all the posts about our losing so we don't have to bother repeating ourselves every year.


And Olsen didn't turn DC into a bunch of whining, diving.. oh, nevermind

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One concern is that if BWP couldn't get healthy over the course of half a season if he will ever really be himself again. 


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It is so difficult to say who should go vs. who should say precisely because of how terrible a coach Armas was.

For certain Lade and BWP need to join the coaching ranks and Murillo needs to be shipped off.

If we lose anyone other than those 3 you MUST replace them like for like. Simple as that.

Outside of that Id make a solid addition at outside back and a game changing addition in midfield.

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