For the sake of argument, if Octavio gets the ax, who does the team look to hire to replace him. IMO, the best person out there is Dave Sarachan and becuase of his connections to DC United, he has a relationship with Kevin Payne, which will make a big deal. (It also happens that Sarachan has a nice resume as an assistant.) If not Sarachan, who? Mooch Myernick is a Jersey guy and he made the playoffs all 4 years he was with the Rapids and he made it to the finals of both MLS and the Open Cup. He's currently with the U23 team but he might give up the Olympics for a chance to coach in MLS again. Upstate, there's Rhinos coach Pat Ercoli, who has won 3 A-League titles (and finished second twice) and the Open Cup (and finished second once). Is it worth taking a chance on an A-League guy who is a proven winner? In the college ranks, there's Ray Reid of UConn and St. John's Dave Masur, both of whom are already in the TriState area and both of whom have won an NCAA title and are highly regarded. And Virginia's Geroge Gelnovatch (who will get good reccomendations to Payne) is a Jersey guy who might be ready to make the jump. As for MLS assistants, former Metro Brian Bliss has paid his dues for a couple years, as has former Metro assistant Ralph Perez, who has been in the league since Day 1. That's a good start for some candidates. I'd like to hear folks' thougts on the above list and throw out some other names.