2015 Roster

Tom in Fairfield CT

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In December, Kreis and Reyna said they would end up with a roster of 24-26 players. (30 in training camp)

3GK, 6-8 D, 10 MF and 6 F

Just prior to training camp, we have:
4GK, 8 D, 7 MF, and 4 F

That is 23 players prior to training camp. As comparison Orlando has 26 (listed on the wikipedia page, can't speak to that accuracy) including their 2 DPs.

Anyone else getting antsy? Sounded like earlier in January, they were claiming that multiple announcements were imminent. Add Calle and ***** and you have 25, but I would assume at least 3 of our current roster is headed to Wilmington. Where do the other 3-5 players come from?
 

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I read yesterday that Orlando was signing another defender and they would be at 30.

It's still early to be too worried. Also even if 3 go to Wilmington they will count as part of the potential 30 (unless new CBA changes that number).

That's a lot of goalies. And not enough midfielders.
 

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I read yesterday that Orlando was signing another defender and they would be at 30.

It's still early to be too worried. Also even if 3 go to Wilmington they will count as part of the potential 30 (unless new CBA changes that number).

That's a lot of goalies. And not enough midfielders.
You're clearly discounting Kreis' tactical creativity.

Prepare, world, for the two goalkeeper lineup.
 

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GK: Meara, Saunders, Fitzgerald, Rawls#
RB: Williams
CB: Hernandez, Mendoza, John+, Watson-Siriboe
LB: Brovsky, Wingert, Brandt#
MD: Jacobson, Grabavoy, (Calle), Ballouchy
AM: (Lampard), Diskerud, Velasquez, McNamara, Dunn
ST: Villa, Mullins, Shelton, Taylor+, Naglestad#

+ Injured
# USL Pro bound

I think we need 1 more right back, 1 more defensive midfielder and 1 more forward (maybe a centre back with John out).

30 is way too big for a squad. You need 23 players (at least):
2 players per outfield position: 20
3 keepers: 3
After that you can add luxury players or utility players or young players that won't see a lot of football.

We still have DP #3 to add, and the club are clearly active in trying to polish the roster off; Motta, De Rossi, Di Natale, Ngbakato, Alvarez have been linked recently.

Also, there's always the option to loan MCFC academy players if Kreis chooses to.
 

MagnusPax

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You're clearly discounting Kreis' tactical creativity.

Prepare, world, for the two goalkeeper lineup.
Actually...
A 3 GK lineup was done in MLS before JK, it's a screwed up image.
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