You know, we can all get giddy about these deals and incoming talent. But the proof is in the performance on the field. It's too early to say for sure, but my personal take is that we'll bomb out of the CCC early and start the season slowly. We will miss Olsen a lot--the least of the value he provides this team is being an outside right mid. The entire team is being remade and so not only is there an issue of cohesion but team culture and clubhouse atmosphere. We took it for granted that United is a team that works hard, plays with pride and doesn't quit. But with the roster remake, there is no telling what kind of team culture we'll end up with. Finally, I think a lot of our new incoming talent will tend to take MLS just a little bit lightly--which is natural. That's not an issue when you only have one guy coming in. But realistically, we're likely to start 5-6 new players come opening day--guys brand new to the team. And we're likely to have 7-9 guys starting on opening day who weren't considered likely starters on opening day in 2007. Good for the front office. But that doesn't mean a lot if we don't get it done on the field.