Saturday, January 14, 2017

1/14/17 Gaven, Schelotto, Hejduk's- Ghana Viewing, Adam Moffat, MLS Draft


Gaven, Schelotto, Hejduk's: Are the top five Crew contemplations of the day. If you're new to the Crew... Video example of what is a Gaven, Schelotto, Hejduk .

1. Crew SC has two out of the four MLS players in this year's AFCON.

Mensah, Afful kick off this Tuesday at 11 AM versus Colorado Rapids Michael Azira and Uganda.

Now how does one watch? At Sling TV you can start a 7 day trial on Tuesday, link here. And then a 24 hour trial at FUBO.TV later on, link.

That can be good for all three groups games at least.

If you have DirectTV or DISH you don't have to do any of that as it's all on BeInSports.

2. Former Crew players Jairo Arrieta and Adam Moffat had to find new teams, thanks to the issues that the NY Cosmos are having this offseason both were released.

This was during nicer times.



Arrieta went back to Costa Rica, now with Herediano and Moffat signed with Sacramento Republic. Link here.

3. TrueCrew on BigSoccer summarizes some good thoughts, in my opinion, on the draft.

It would be nice to:

i) not whiff every year (Sweat, Campbell, Saravia)
ii) take a GA & fill a need (take advantage of the salary cap rules & essentially get 2 for 1)
iii) stop using up international slots on marginal players via the draft (Campbell, Saravia, Lev-Ari, Fifi, and others). Really, if the draft is as useless as you say, then taking a international is REALLY stupid.
iv) land a functional roster player in the draft with 2 top 10 picks (at a min).

There ARE difference makers in the draft. We had a chance to get one, we elected to play it safe. We elected to not move up, to not take the GA, & to take an international. 3Gs draft record is awful, so he doesn't get the benefit of the doubt in my book.


4. But, we got a B+!! Guys!

I think the last time we got B's, as a B is MLS's D.


And 15 out of 22 teams in MLS got a B from Will Parchman. Only 1 got a D. Two weren't even graded.

 And we got another defender because we are playing a 3-5-2 now. Duh.

Yeah, I'll wait until I see it and see it being successful. A good try. "We might experiment so."

Not enough to sign our 4th center back this offseason... Just in case we change formations?

5. It's always nice to talk about your successful draft though. That can't be based on anything we would know yet.

Will see. I give it a I don't know C. I would give it a A if we would've traded Pick 5 and 9 for Pick 1 and got Danladi or Pick 4 and got Lewis. Basically, because I would like to see something interesting or risk taking.

Or just took Jackson Yueill which would've been as smart (or smarter as a GA). We would still have one international spot. Which at least could've kept the Gamba rumors open for another 3 months 😄

It's just meh, ok overall.


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