^ Also why it's gonna suck if they get knocked out of open cup while missing several starters.
What if Pussetto is an upgrade on Royer? Would keep the other mid spot open for developing players. Kaku Pussetto and Etienne running at a backline would make for a feast for BWP.
Certainly gives Marsch a good problem to have. But when time comes to MLS Cup time you're gonna want Royer starting.