Good thoughts overall, although I simply don't buy the "we have to overpay" theory; professional athletes go where they get paid, by and large, and if you live in Columbia or Bolivia you really aren't goingt osay "NO" to a good offer from a US side just because it's not Los Angeles. I just don't buy it. Not how it works in real life, and accepting it and repeating it is just buying into the Ives Galarcep school and I'll have none of it. But a DP is simply not the answer, not the silver bullet that makes this team a winner. The Galaxy got David Beckham, the ultimate DP and, before they managed to cripple him, how many games did he help them win? Was it none or one? I'm not even sure you really need a DP at all; what we need is better players all over the place. We have a million midfielders but nobody aside from Guille who is a sure-fire starter on any other team in MLS. We haven't had a left back since 2001, our center defenders are decent but it's painfully thin back there, we apparently need two or even three decent strikers as Sigi seems to feel we have none at all, and, except for defensive midfielders we've got very little in the middle either. A DP isn't going to make all the problems go away. I'd like to see three or four $200,000 players rather than one overblown guy who'll only frustrate you. A team like New England, who seem to come up big in the draft every year, can then go out and find a guy like Shalrie Joseph and it makes a big difference because they drafted Twellman, Parkhurst, Dempsey and Noonan in successive years. Conversely, if you go two, three years without drafting even one starter, then bringing in the last piece of the puzzle doesn't work. This team has way too many holes. We need bettr players, not a bigger name.