I am sure I will get flamed for this one, but for my money Lalas was the best central defender on the field Saturday. Sure the MLS team scored 3 goals in the second half when he was out there but hell he was so busy covering up for the mistakes Burns was making that he barely had a chance. He was forced to cover two thirds of the field. If they had played Lalas out there with a defender who had a clue, then he would have stood out even more. In addition, he was unstoppable on dead ball plays int he offensive end. One header cleared off the line and another calling on an unbelievable save from Cannon. On the second one, he cleared two defenders out of the way as well as McBride and powered the ball on goal. You may disagree but I think he moved ahead of Llamosa, Bocanegra, and Sanneh and should start in the middle with Pope when we start playing serious games again.