or the quality of other imports and mls teams is greatly inflated by the defeatist mindset of this board
It's been a long time since a team has won MLS Cup without significant help from quality attacking players that took some actual money to bring in. You have to go back to KC in 2013, and Colorado in 2010 before that. Yet Red Bulls continue to insist they can win it through youth and 'diamond in the rough' international signings.
Being skeptical of an approach that has not actually worked in some time is not "defeatist".
I don't agree, but an interesting counterpoint and argument for why he's still around and may continue to be.
Ben Cork put a whole lot of words into basically saying that we shouldn't blame Hamlett for anything because he was set up to fail and is a nice guy. Both of those two things are very likely true, but imo Sporting Director is too important of a position to forego accountability for any reason. This is very reminiscent of how defensive our local media was of Armas despite such glaring signs that he wasn't doing his job well enough.
You don't get a pass on a $2M bust because someone else made a misleading headline. Or for near total inactivity in the transfer market because you didn't have any experience in a similar role beforehand. There are no participation trophies here.