Final Roster

Discussion in 'Los Angeles Sol' started by geewizzz, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. geewizzz

    geewizzz Member

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    What do you guys think? Only 4 recognised defenders. I know Bock can play defence & Boxx if need be but honestly!


  2. kool-aide

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    RUFan points out that there are only 17 + 3 rather than the 18 + 4. So the Sol start out short (compared to the rest of the teams). In addition, there are 3 GKs on the roster which (imo) shorts the team even more.

    If anyone gets hurt at a time that overlaps w/ nat'l team call ups, the Sol are going to have big trouble. Wagner has been injury prone in the past although I haven't heard of any nagging injuries of late. Boxx isn't getting younger.

    I agree that 4 defenders is too few. Are they going w/ a 3 back? I know Boxx slid back in Algarve so that's an option, too. Are the Sol going w/ the we'll just outscore you strategy?
  3. scalvixen

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    Pali Blues will have a stronger team than the Sol. Abner better not scrimmage Charlie's team.
  4. soccermavin

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    Barnes was an All American defender at West Virginia for her Junior & Senior years, 2 & 3 team, she played left back in a 4-3-3 line up. Holding Mid as a sophmore


  5. ley82

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    Like soccer mavin said, i think they will use Barnes and Boxx i the back. I'm assuming they will sign Martina Franko making her the 18th player. Also, during preseason Lisa Sari started as a defender even though she is listed as a midfielder.

    So I think the defenders will be:
    Frisk, Falk, Fletcher, Cox, Sari, Barnes and maybe Boxx.

    If Boxx starts in the back we should be just fine because we have a lot of good midfielders.
  6. ley82

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    oh nevermind, Sari is a developmental player, so that leaves 4 defenders and maybe 2 mid / defenders
  7. FawcettFan14

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    Having not seem them actually play, my opinion may not be worth much, but I can see the Sol lining up something like this...

    ------------------LeBlanc------------
    Fletcher---Falk/Frisk---Boxx---Cox--
    -----Abily-------Bock--------Miyama--
    ---------------Wagner-----------------
    -------Han Duan------Marta----------

    I don't know much about Sari, but she played some defense in the preseason, and Greer Barnes is a good outside back. Having a tall defender like Allison Falk will be handy when the Sol go up against teams with big strikers (ahem, in particular one Mary Abigail). I think they'll be okay. Bock, Boxx, Cox, oh my!

    Looking down the final roster, LA is a very solid team, even without Marta.
  8. soccermavin

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    according to one poster Martina Franco plays Center Back for the CNT, that would make her the 18th roster player with Fletcher & Cox on the outside, Frisk & Falk in the center. In Mid I think you are looking at Abily, Boxx, Miyama & Wagner with Marta & Duan up front. That's a 4-4-2. They will go with a verteran line up as most teams will. If you look at all of the rosters most teams have only 2-3 true college senior on their squads. I think most teams will be starting the WNT & International players.
  9. Druid Squirrel

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    Speculation here that LA might pick up Liz Bogus.
  10. thewomensgame

    thewomensgame New Member

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    You are one clued-in dude -- apparently. What's the talk? Where from?
  11. soccermavin

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    She played for the Pali Blues, they must know her but why another forward? Maybe she can handle defense also.
  12. thewomensgame

    thewomensgame New Member

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    From the WPS transactions page:

    March 26, 2009: Los Angeles Sol added Liz Bogus.
  13. Eleanor

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    Makoski has been playing defender for U-23s as I recall.
  14. kool-aide

    kool-aide Member

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    Oddly, the transaction report also says:

    March 26, 2009: Los Angeles Sol released Katie Hooker

    But I missed her name ever being on a roster list.
  15. Peg Hopper

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    Hooker was drafted by the Sol in January as the 38th pick.
  16. soccermavin

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    Who will be moved off roster to make room for Bogus or will Bogus be the develpomental player?
  17. Del Piero 10

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    The Sol only had 17 players on the senior roster and 3 developmentals before signing Bogus so no players need to be released. I expect her to be player 18 on the senior roster since she apparently rejected a developmental spot with FC Gold Pride.
  18. soccermavin

    soccermavin New Member

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    The Sol have 18 senior players, they have Martina Franco listed on the team roster, Martina is 33 I doubt she would be developmental.
  19. kolabear

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    Does Martina Franko have dual citizenship? LA already has 5 internationals on the squad.
  20. page1of1

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    I think Franko was born in the U.S. and moved to B.C. after she married a Canadian.
  21. Eleanor

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    There were visa issues for a couple players late last week, including Martina. Any one know how it all worked out?
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  23. AngusPodgorny

    AngusPodgorny New Member

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    The Los Angeles Sol of Women’s Professional Soccer, who has opened the 2009 season with two consecutive victories, has signed defender Martina Franko to a contract, the club announced today. Per club and WPS policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

    http://www.soccer365.com/us_news/story_16409225003.php

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