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I am very concerned about the level of optimism on this forum now. We tend to, by my scientific memory standards, perform opposite of the general sentiment on this site.
We're contenders for the Wooden Spoon. MLS pundits predicted we'd miss the playoffs. We don't have enough time for all these players to gel. Ronny doesn't speak Spanish or Portuguese.
 

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Given the promotional video is of him already at the training facility (as with Talles), it seems they just wanted to get him in the country before making the announcement.
Yep -- that's my guess. After the Malte and Thiago dramas, they probably decided to just not confirm any of these mid-season signings until guys were already here.
 
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I think it's really interesting to see how our acquisition strategy has changed. We are now primarily going after almost all exclusively young players. Trying to develop young, exciting talent. It's a high-risk, high-reward strategy, but it's an exciting one because if these kids can all play we will be one of the more fun teams in MLS. Obviously our team is going to be on a razor's edge game-to-game since young players tend to be inconsistent, but I really look forward to seeing how we develop these players.
 

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Once these new guys are fully integrated into the team, who do you think starts and subs going forward?

Depends on the formation to a great extent. Here is a 3-4-1-2.

Striker: Castellanos - Talles Magno
Forward: Talles Magno - Medina, Andrade, Shradi

Attacking Mid: Moralez - Santi

Left Wingback: Admundsen, Thorarinsson, Gloster
Central Mid: Parks - Rocha, Haak
Central Mid: Morales - Acevedo,
Right Wingback: Tinnerholm, Jasson

Left Centerback: Callens
Centerback: Sands
Right Centerback: Chanot
(backups for each centerback spot - Ibeagha, Gray
 

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On the other hand, now that we have ample depth up front, we might switch back to a formation with 3 forwards instead of 2.

Here is a 4-3-3.

Left Wing: Talles Magno - Andrade
Striker: Castellanos - Talles Magno
Right Wing: Medina - Shradi

Attacking Mid: Moralez - Santi
Central Mid: Morales - Parks, Haak
Central Mid: Sands - Acevedo, Rocha

Left Wingback: Admundsen, Thorarinsson, Gloster
Left Centerback: Callens
Right Centerback: Chanot
Right Wingback: Tinnerholm, Jasson
(backups for each centerback spot - Sands, Ibeagha, Gray
 
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If you know, how deep is Peru expected to go in the tournament?
not all squads are announced yet but considering that 4/5 teams in the group make the next round i expect at least a Quarterfinal game ( second round) for Peru, even if some are saying its not a full strength Peruvian NT.
 

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not all squads are announced yet but considering that 4/5 teams in the group make the next round i expect at least a Quarterfinal game ( second round) for Peru, even if some are saying its not a full strength Peruvian NT.
8 of 10 teams make the quarterfinals, so it's a safe bet they play on July 2/3, when, if things hold to form, they'll play either Argentina or Uruguay.
 

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On the other hand, now that we have ample depth up front, we might switch back to a formation with 3 forwards instead of 2.

Here is a 4-3-3.

Left Wing: Talles Magno - Andrade
Striker: Castellanos - Talles Magno
Right Wing: Medina - Shradi

Attacking Mid: Moralez - Santi
Central Mid: Morales - Parks, Haak
Central Mid: Sands - Acevedo, Rocha

Left Wingback: Admundsen, Thorarinsson, Gloster
Left Centerback: Callens
Right Centerback: Chanot
Right Wingback: Tinnerholm, Jasson
(backups for each centerback spot - Sands, Ibeagha, Gray
did you purposefully leave out Heber and Gideon? Heber at least looks like he's on the road back. I'm sure gideon will reinjure something.

EDIT: Vuk and Jasson too..
 

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Will Callens have to quarantine upon return to the US?
He'll need to have a negative test within 3 days of leaving Brazil and another one 3-5 days after returning. No need to quarantine with the first negative test and no symptoms.
 
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Hope he’s vaccinated.
If he is gone for that long, we’ll have to play 4 in the back