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  1. Wheels

    Wheels Is That A Challenge?!?!1! Staff Member Global Moderator

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    I thought Renkin was supposed to be quite talented. I wonder what's up there? I love Freddy but he's a pretty low upside player. He'll be an excellent USL or NASL player. Hogg was a shot in the dark and it looks like the Timbers missed.
     
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    Free Agents / 2013 Re-entry draft:

    Mid/Defender Lovel Palmer (28 years old)
    Defender Steve Purdy (27 years old)

    Traded for Money Allocations:
    Defender Eric Brunner (26 years old)(Houston)

    Players Traded (New York Red Bulls):
    Defender Kosuke Kimura (28 years old)

    New Coach: Caleb Porter - Former Head of Akron University (2010 NCAA Men's Soccer Title, '07, '08, '09 , '11 NCAA playoff appearances)

    New Players:

    Defender Bryan Gallego (19 years old; New York Red Bulls).
    Midfielder Will Johnson (25 years old)(Real Salt Lake)(Money Allocations)
     
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    Roster changes updated.
     
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    tlongII Legendary Poster

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    You need to add the acquisition of Michael Harrington from SKC.
     
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    Wheels Is That A Challenge?!?!1! Staff Member Global Moderator

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    later Joe Bendik. Class of the field. Decent on the pitch. Gonna miss him
     
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    also PTFC moved up to #2 in allocation order for returning USMNT/MLS players. I would KILL if they were able to get Bedoya!
     
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    hmm Mix Diskerud... a midfielder with creativity!??! Me likey (scored in the last USMNT game)
     
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    http://www.soccerbyives.net/2012/12/breaking-timbers-lining-up-move-for-diskerud.html
     
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    I am officially getting excited with how this team could look next year!

    Potential Lineup of

    R Johnson ---- Boyd ---- Nagbe

    \ / /
    Diskerud
    \/

    Will Johnson --- Chara

    \ /
    LB --- Mosquera --- CB ----- Harrington

    |GK|​

    Bornstein seems like the most feasible upgrade and can play LB. We need another CB and Gleeson isnt ready for primetime.

    That leaves us with a bench of
    GK - Gleeson
    CDM/RB- Jewsbury
    LW/LB - Wallace
    CM - Alexander
    CB - AJB
    ST Mwanga (if Boyd is gone, then Mwanga starts and slot Dike/Valencia here
    RW - Kalif.

    Color me excited!
     
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    GriLtCheeZ "Well, I'm not lookin' for trouble."

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    Diskerud would be real nice. I hope it's him they are targeting.
     
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    GriLtCheeZ "Well, I'm not lookin' for trouble."

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    I'd really like to see Boyd play with someone who could really feed him the ball. I like Bornstein for MLS, but not for the national team.
     
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    Yep. Wondoloski's record wouldnt last long! ;)

    This too. Awful in USMNT play, but very serviceable in MLS
     
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    I think Dike will win the job over Boyd.
     
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    hope not. Dike is probably my favorite of the USL Timbers but if he is your starting #9 you arent a very good team
     
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    Boyd's skill and Dike's work rate would make a damn good player.

    I hope the Timbers keep Boyd at least til next Summer to give him a chance under Porter. I'm thinking he doesn't fit with Porter's style from what I'm hearing though. I think Boyd will be gone in January. Wil Johnson - Chara - Mix midfield with Johnson - Boyd - Nagbe forward line would be pretty nice.
     
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    oh yeah Boyd combined with Dike... YIKES. But yeah I'm guessing the same on Boyd too. Which is a shame, because with a good midfield he would score in boatloads. How he had 7 goals with our midfield is beyond me.

    Also sounds like Mix deal fell through :( that one had me excited.
     
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    Really? Shit! Oh well, there is always my man crush Sergio Flores!
     
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    Dike is a beast. I think he can be a volume scorer in MLS.
     
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    Dont get me wrong I love Dike. But his first touch (and 2nd and 3rd) are severely lacking, to put it mildly.
     

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