The action seems to set up the dialogue- something like this...
TFC draft Alex Bono with their first pick in the MLS draft. Gen Adidas player so no salary cap hit for years. He has enough promise that he is not present at the draft, he is at a USMNT camp having a Jurgen Klinsmann visit.
A keeper? We have a starter, a young prospect and a vet backup (Bendik, Roberts and Konopka). Defending was our problem and Doneil Henry is gone to West Ham. Please fill the defender ranks Mr. Bez.
TFC draft three defenders in a row from the college ranks (Clement Simonin, Skylar Thomas and Wes Charpee).
Oh sure, a flood of rookie defenders who, instead of being forced to fill in for Caldwell when injured, should be suiting up for the USL Pro team...
TFC signs Damien Perquis late of Real Betis and an experienced centre back. TFC trades with Seattle Sounders for Erik Zavaleta who had been playing as a centre back for Chivas USA on loan and happens to be nephew to Coach Vanney.
|Found this Canadian Press pic on the Guelph Mercury site - it is a better pic of Sportsnet's John Molinaro tweeting than of new TFC defender Damian Perquis. The KIA TFC backdrop is there for a reason....|
Okay, enough defenders already. You have high priced talent in the middle of the pitch, Bradley, Giovinco and Altidore. Yet we have little on the wings. Jackson scored 5? Oduro 2 and Lovitz 0. You know if you don't get some wide threats teams are going to clog up the middle because TFC can't generate attack from the wings...
TFC trade Dominic Oduro to Montreal for allocation cash
Either TFC is going to depend on Jackson and Lovitz to play wide or some future move is taking shape...
We foolish few who sweat over the small TFC stuff are starting to see a Bez pattern and I am having a hard time finding anything amiss with it. The casual fan might be swept up with the big signings of Altidore and Giovinco, but the lovers of the nitty gritty have been happy as holes have been filled and the team has been taking shape.
Dare I suggest a defensive midfielder and a winger?