So we're anointing Long now after 3 games? I don't know if that's a smart thing to do to a kid in his first top-flight professional season who already had a big gaffe that cost us a goal. You hope he pans out, but I don't think you can say today that he's definitively the answer there.
Not anointing him, just making a judgement based on what we're provided. If you just waited for it to be obvious, you'd never have young guys play.
Can only make judgements based off of what we've seen. And what mistake did Long have that resulted in a goal? First game was Collin (or Bilyeu), second game was Taxi and Sacha, 3rd game certainly wasn't Long. He screwed up once which led to a chance, but they didn't score.
We have 3 starters there... And if you have a centerback in this league, they better get yellow cards. You MUST play on that line of tough/dirty in this league.
Just add some more depth and we're good. Plenty of guys, easy to get.