BTB reports that Danso is back in camp.
Hmmm. So what's going on here? There are two possible scenarios, and neither of them seem particularly appealing to me.
- Kocic isn't going to beat out Thorpe for the #3 keeper spot. Goff says Kocic's contract is signed, but if he's really stinking it up, maybe we're looking to fill his international spot. I'm not buying into this one though, because the big Serb got the full 90 minutes last night against TFC. If Thorpe were still fighting for the job, don't you think they would have split time? Which leads us to . . .
- Tommy's second-guessing his center backs. Let's face it, two red cards and a PK in 180 minutes of action against MLS opposition isn't going to thrill any coach, but maybe Tommy isn't so impressed with the trio of Peters, Jakovic, and Janicki and wants some options. Of course, if those "options" come wrapped up in the package of a small-college dude with limited experience, we're entering new levels of "oy vey!" territory on the back line.
Where's the Beef?
Let's take a little gander at United's off-season imports, shall we? Ignoring Gomez, since his addition is really just a "returning to the fold" movement (though it is really, really nice to see that big smile on his face), we have . . .
Lot of sixes, eh? Even the two sub-six-footers are 5'11". Now, outside of any "mark of the Beast" hullabaloo, what are we to make of this? Has United, traditionally a team reliant more upon wee fellas with boatloads more technique than stature, decided to play a more direct, physical game? Or is this just the most exaggerated and ridiculous possible response to the failure of Franco Niell in black and red?
Anybody else up for some idle roster speculation?