I think we should open the season with a CCL squad and an MLS squad. After we bow out of the CCL, that team plays MLS while the other team plays Open Cup.So at first I was thinking if the club could possibly use Ibeagha as trade bait somewhere. I know he overperforms his contract and he's a very useful player, but with three guys ahead of him at CB, and a young academy kid behind him, probably wouldn't be a bad idea to let him go elsewhere where he might see more minutes, and perhaps we could get a decent TAM/GAM haul out of it.
BUT, then I remembered about international duty. I think the 4 we would have should be able to withstand injuries, and even Ring as a "break glass in case of emergency" CB. But all the CBs on our roster right now, except for Ibby are likely to be called up to some form of national team. In that instance having a cheap contract like Ibeagha there, and one that has limitations, but is generally quite solid, is a great asset to have.
Thanks for listening to me argue with myself.
F | Mitrita, Heber, Tajouri-Shradi
M | Ring, Maxi, ?
D | ?, Callens, Chanot, Tinnerholm
F | Medina, Castellanos, Mackay-Steven
M | Sands, Rocha, Haak
D | Matarrita, Gray, Ibeagha, Scally
Midfields are weak. Need Parks back plus another. Also need a winger and a left back.