Anyone remember what the starting midfield looked like last year at exactly this time?
Davy Arnaud, Craig Rocastle and Milos Stojcev. Gee, how a year changes everything.
Going into this year, Graham Zusi (2011: Reserve), Roger Espinoza (2011: starting left back) and Julio Cesar (2011: starting center back) are very much dialed in as the team's top three midfielders. Arnaud, Rocastle and Stojcev are gone. So is much balley-hooed but ultimately disappointing designated player Jeferson.
The fit-and-steady Michael Thomas and the experienced-but-now-kinda-fragile Paulo Nagamura are the major acquisitions in the middle. The team will also get 2011 SuperDraft pick Konrad Waryzcha back from a season-ending knee surgery and have brought back the versatile Luke Sassano for another year.The Setup