I thought we really suffered from not having Dax in 2017, there were plenty of games where it felt like missing his ability as a player and a leader was directly impacting results.
I am amazed, despite liking Felipe a lot, at how little we've missed him this year. There hasn't been a single game where I found myself thinking "man if only Felipe were out there". The improvement of Adams and Davis this year made him 100% dispensable.
Yep. And both guys were way cheaper on the salary sheet.
On the flip side - when those young guys are good enough, they have a short shelf-live in MLS.
It's an ideal situation where we have enough of those career MLS vets (stand-outs like Kemar, BWP, Robles) and are able to pull from the youth movement where we have holes.