Friday, December 30, 2016

12/30/16: 26 Year Old Jonathan Mensah 2nd DP, Why You Should Like It.




Who knew the answer would be supplied by...

Some Crew fans stated "who knows if it's as a DP?"

"Could just be good reaching out by Harrison Afful." Could be unconnected to Precourt's announcement, could still be Lando or something else?

Well Mensah is the DP, link here.
And even still is good work; as well as the most needed.

Remember Hernan Grana, Emil Larsen, Amro Tarek.. Is a plus to have a Ghana teammate, veteran in Harrison Afful to ease the transition so he doesn't leave mid-season from homesickness or what have you.

Speaking of memories.. Remember some of last year when our backline was Afful, Wahl, Parkhurst, Jimenez/Ashe...

Well, this year it's Afful---Mensah---Naess---Raitala
With backups of Williams, Francis, Crognale

That's now 137 international caps on the starting backline perhaps.

BACKLINE WAS THE BIG PROBLEM. Ola Kamara was scoring eventually quite often, but we were leaking just as much.. A bit too soon but the Crew were a Bob Bradley-like Swansea of MLS.

Our midfield has talent.
Were good now at striker. 16 goals in 20 starts, interest from EPL teams for loans, were okay.
We needed to address the backline or nothing changes.

I would say Gregg Berhalter and Columbus is giving their best attempt.

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