It’s been two whole seasons, and we’re all still friends. Can you believe it?
The whole crew is in this week, plus a sometimes-guest becomes actual family!!!
Updates since recording:
Ozzie to Minnesota United FC (We want Sigi/Ozzie statues on the CLink entry stairs)
S2 Home Opener moved to Friday March 8
This show we cover the implications of likely roster moves (two major decisions completed before posting re: Brad Smith and Legend Osvaldo Alonso) to our first-team formation, discuss depth issues and where holes need to be filled to resolve that depth.
We also relate these issues to the Winter Window (will we make an off-season signing?) and the overall stature of the Seattle Sounders Football Club, and share some ideas to make this Single-Entity/DP scheme more interesting & useful.
We take the chance to have a great conversation with Niko Moreno @ELROLONOW on an ongoing rumor re: Nico Lodeiro, and the new well-earned contract for Cristian Roldan, as well as his take on its parity with the Jordan Morris contract. Why haven’t we made a big signing yet? Should we be worried that Kelyn Rowe has signed elsewhere, and other teams are making moves (even if they’re not so big? Is Torres sticking around? What are the places we need to shore up, and what should we make of the Sounders off-season strategy so far?
What a season it’s been. After a cascade of disasters, your FBT team is back to wrap up the season and walk you through our expectations going in to 2019. We start with a reasoned assessment of the Sounders 2018 season success, move to anticipated roster changes and speculative signings, and our thoughts on the 2018 Alliance Business Meeting.