I know the season is not over but I was bored at work and started jotting down a few things. The team has alot of holes to fill and the current roster is not exactly made up of players that can fill those holes. Lots of questions going into next season. No matter how you slice it, it will be a rebuilding year. My take on who stays and who should go. I am sure people will disagree but to each his own. Keep: Twellman: When healthy he is dangerous scorer and demands attention from defenders. He has done enough for the team that we should allow him time to heal. Joseph: With the proper cast he should be left to do what he does best and that is roam the midfield and break up plays. He is getting older and slowing down. The Revs can not afford to run him ragged like they did this year. Barnes: This guy is the Revs CB for the next few years. Lots of potential Alston: Lots of speed and has shown he can cover anyone in the league. Right back for years to come Reis: Mixed season full of ups and downs. Still a serviceable keeper but needs to work with his defenders better Knighton: Big keeper and has shown he is a decent back up Heaps: Older player but still can play. Terrible distribution out of the back but has had a decent year. Should be kept as a starter/bench player Ralston: Big question of the upcoming season, will he be back? Was having a decent year before the injury. Keeps himself in great shape, hope he is back by the All Star Game Nyassi: Cheap player, very young and has potential. Makes a lot of bonehead plays but has shown improvement from last year. Dube: Ideally a 3rd striker forced to take on more than he is capable of doing. Cheap player who has shown he can put the ball in the net. Perfect player for MLS Osei: On loan and the Revs will probably try and buy him for the right price. However he has had a few moments on the field that makes you scratch your head and say WTF was that! If he and Reis can ever communicate, Osei could be a decent pickup Mansally: See Nyassi Larentowicz: Contract is up on this 34k man. NE certainly got their monies worth on him. Time to resign him but how much is he worth in MLS standards and how bad does he want to leave? Offer him 100k take it or leave it. By MLS standards be is probably not worth much more. Need to Earn it: Shuttleworth: No chance yet to see him play so he will need to earn his spot in training camp probably against a draft pick Igwe: His GA safety net will probably be taken away and that leave him and his 108k salary handing by a thread. Too much money to pay a guy with 580 minutes of PT. He needs to beat out Heaps or look for another place to play. Colaluca: Same situation as Igwe with same salary. If he can’t beat out Thompson he needs to pack his bags and head back to RI Assengue: No idea what he has to offer but he barely collects a paycheck so lets keep him and see what he does this coming year. If he does not show anything in Preseason then he needs to be waived to free up that SI spot. Vidiera: Inconsistent play from a player who had a lot of hype going into the draft. This guy needs to earn a spot on a team with not a lot of talent. He will be counted on a lot early in the season with Ralston out. Nice Knowing you: Jankauskus: A skilled player but alas, too little too late in his career. He brings with him a hefty paycheck along with his fragile body. Too much to pay for a player who will spend more time on the trainers table than on the field. Albright: Too much money to pay a bench player and with Alston on the team, that is all Chris will ever be. See you in Philly Thompson: Time to sever ties with the famous Wells Thompson. His play has been disastrous since he came here. No signs of improvement. Time to move on. Tierney: Not a bad soccer player but not fast enough or good enough for MLS Phelan: See Tierney Castro: Too slow to play out wide, injury prone and easily pushed off the ball. Taking up a valuable SI spot. Time to move on and find another more serviceable player. Badilla: Basically healthy for the past two plus months but can not crack the line-up. Every MLS team needs at least 5 strong defenders and Badilla has the pedigree and skill to be a starter in MLS. Big question here is what happens with Osei. If the Revs can sign him what will it cost? Will he be more expensive than Badilla? Is he that much better than Badilla? Will Badilla want to sit on the pine for another year if he can’t beat out Osei? At 138k a year, he is too expensive to have on the bench plus he takes up an SI spot.