Okay, maybe I should have said it would be smart for us if they took a couple. But it is important still to have some experience on the roster. LAFC wanted Benny, until they got Lee? Warshaw's piece this week points out one reason why I think I'm all over the place with what to do next: Sporting Kansas City would have made the playoffs if... Man, there are so many places to take this. The easiest answer would be to say “if they hadn’t made it so far in CCL,” but I refuse to allow that to be an option. Every team should try to make it as far as possible in every event. The next answer would be “If Roger Espinoza hadn’t gotten hurt,” but the team didn’t exactly hit its stride when he returned. Perhaps “if Krisztian Nemeth hadn’t gone cold” would work. But, truth is, when you drop 24 points from one season to the next, there are a few things that go wrong. Okay, I knew this but I hadn't really focused on this. We dropped 24 points with a more expensive roster? We can't really blame a front office unwilling to spend. We spent. We can't blame the lack of a plan. We had one. This was the year we'd been building for, we had all of our pieces in place, and we were a flop. One final thought: There is a really good piece in the Guaridian today (https://www.theguardian.com/footbal...chester-city-darth-vader-death-star-dark-side ) that takes a look at how Pep's side is getting beat because, despite having a roster full of truly great players, there is a predictable way to beat a possession side. Vermes tried to play a Barca possession game with okay talent. The hole to hit our death star was really, really huge. If everything had gone right for us (no injuries) we still could have had a miserable season, as pretty much everyone in MLS is set up to exploit a possession game (they either press or counter, either can work).