Ok, so it is about time for my seasonal review of where we stand as a team, not specific to any one game. I sit down and think of this about this time each year which is a month prior to the summer transfer window. So here we go: Position in the table: I will start with this one based on the strange start to the season. Mathematically we are in good shape. We averaged over a point on the road and 2 points per game at home so far. That puts us solidly in the playoffs at the end of the season. Can we keep up that pace? Defense: In generally, extremely solid. We have moved pieces in and out and done well. People can argue Taylor over Ashe, but let's be honest, it is a good problem to have. I wouldn't change a thing. That being said, the mental lapses have got to stop as they have cost us points. Midfield: It is what it is, and honestly not too dissimilar to last year. Moffat is a beast, but I like what Sturgis brings in terms of composure. Camago is looking better and more creative but he is probably trying too much given our forward line. As before, everything goes through the left side. Without a solid right wing, we will be average at best here as teams close down Brad. Forward: Uhh, well, you see, uhh. I like a lot of the players we have individually and on paper you would have expected one or two to step up as I am sure Dom hoped for. However, as a unit they are just not getting the job done at all. Sure Bruin looked good for a quick stretch, but he did last year too and then disappeared. I like him and I think he will be a player in this league for years, but right now we have no one that is finishing or even putting it on net with consistency. Summary: Honestly, a Dom team is a Dom team built around defense, dead balls, and high motor pressure. It works but isn't always pretty. That being said, we have always had some offensive threats in the past that have been able to score (younger Ching, DeRo, a host of forwards that have had a year of success here). We do not have the firepower right now, and while our defense is good you are asking them to be perfect lest they cost us a 1-0 game. This summer must find a forward that can consistently put the ball on net. Notice I don't say score because a lot of factors go in to actual goals but a guy who ball on frame will find the net. We also need a RW, but frankly this is secondary in my mind because through the first third of the season we HAVE created chances and not capitalized. A forward and a RW make us a title contender. Without either I think we struggle to make the playoffs. Now, this isn't news to anyone, simply a confirmation of what we knew going in and maybe a recognition that our current crop of forwards isn't quite cutting it today.