This is a great question for you the fans to ponder. Bear in mind, finding the right DP, doing it all under the salary cap 2.7 million is a challenge for any club but based on past success.
With five games to go it is clear players are playing for their futures in Houston.
WHAT DO YOU SALVAGE AND ASSESS THE CURRENT SITUATION ? I am sure the club will go over the current squad with a fine tooth comb. Who stays and who goes is the question but for sure you will look to free up cap space. What players do you want to stay? What players should go? How much change is necessary?
THE DESIGNATED PLAYER: The Dynamo have been given the green light to go after a designated player or two and to go big as Tim Lieweke of AEG said. They will need to be your best players. A central midfielder certainly is at the top of the wish list as someone to play through and dictate the game. This needs to be a player that will win you games on his own on occasion. The fit has to be impactful both on and off the field. To wish for this player is one thing, to find him is another. The DP alone is not going to reverse the Dynamo fortunes, lets be real. It is a piece of the re-build. Does this player need to be from the Americas?
REBUILD THROUGH THE COLLEGE DRAFT: Can the Dynamo find a few players out of the college ranks like LA and Bruce Arena did when he was re-vamping the Gals? Omar Gonzalez and AJ De La Garza were great acquisitions and took to the pro game naturally. That is the key, predicting if a player can make the transition. The jump is a large one but their are a dozen players around the country capable of it.
The Dynamo will have a pick in the first round. Can they find the next Danny Mwanga?
Could the Dynamo find someone in the USL currently that could be a contributor?
TRADES: The Dynamo can do it via the trade in MLS and recently dealt Brian Mullan. The truth about MULLAN is this…..Brian Mullan was going to retire if he was not traded . He did not want to stay another year in Houston. That is why the Dynamo dealt him in the hopes of getting something of value back.
THE FOREIGN ELEMENT: Will the Dynamo find some foreign talent that can be impactful that are not DP’s? Seattle with Jhon Kennedy Hurtado and Freddy Montero, RSL with Javier Morales, Fabian Espindola and Alvaro Saborio have done it. LA has Juninho and two other young Brazilians while FC Dallas has done well with Colombian David Ferrierra………..
What are your thoughts on the team for next season?
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