It's never too early to look to the future is it? Which got me to thinking. Rather than get down about another cup final loss to the Beckhams, I thought it'd be nice to point to reasons for optimism and prepare for 2013. Feel free to add. 1. There's only one Corey Ashe. Seriously, he's one of he best at his position and it's a testament to the coaching staff that he's performing at this level. 2. Kofi Sarkodie. Another former whipping boy has progressed rapidly as of late. 3. While the center backs might be a tad slow, there's quality depth at the position. 4. Tyler Deric is the backup keeper. 5. Garcia, Davis, and Clark will have more time to work on their chemistry. 6. The play of Calen Carr. The Dynamo were a different team when he came off of the field today. So, to paraphrase Bum Phillips: Last year we knocked on the door. This year we beat on the door. Next year, we're going to kick the son of a bitch in.!