I think 08 will be a big year for RSL. The team is considerably stronger than
last season and with the addition of Joy, potentially Borchers and likely Julius
James at #3 in the draft, the defense will be shored up with high quality
veterans and youth. And that's not even including what you'll do with the 14th
and 17th picks in the draft.Putting Jason Kreis into the driver's
seat was a hugely productive move for the team.Now with a full
pre-season to bring the team together and build cohesion, all of the individual
talents picked up in 07 will gel, I believe, into a formidable unit.
Glad to see the team is focusing on D, we have many needs, but I believe the
absence of Eddie Pope will hurt more than most realize. I think we are
okay at midfield with many to choose from and Beckerman leading the way.
It would nice to get a truly productive forward back on the team though
considering that nobody has really taken over J. Cunningham's role there quite
yet. With a bit more tweaking in the back and up front we may finally be
able to reach those elusive playoffs...though I won't be holding my breath just
Get into Stadium sooner!
What?!?!? I thought the stadium was going to be ready in August? Wasn't the
plan to host Real Madrid for the Grand Opening? Who cares if everything is
finished, let's lay down some turf and seats, and start playing in RSL Stadium.
If we're hoping to get into it in 2008 it had better be earlier than October, if
not, what's the hurry with construction?
I know we need help on the back line, and I don't question the attempt to get
Joy or Borchers, but your defense will never win games. They can prevent you
from losing games. You can't win if you can't score. And RSL has always had a
problem putting the ball in the back of the net. I would like to see an impact
attacking player, whether it be a forward, wing player or A-mid.
I like to think our recruiting is headed in a positive direction, seeeing as how
alot of our decisions in the past have been less than promising. I
really am excited to see what kind of team we can build this season. I expect
decent results...we'll get into the new stadium...and then in 09 we will be a
contender with the big boys.
I bet you're right - Borchers wants back in MLS since he team in Norway is
getting relegated. Plus he's from Arizona so he should be comfortable out
west.I hope he's the one - if RSL can get him for the right price he
would help shore up the central defense.
I wonder who the defender playing in Norway is... Nat Borchers??