Any theories as to why Ivanov is starting ahead of Namoff? I can't figure it out. In my opinion, Namoff has been outperforming Ivanov during games. I thought maybe it was just me, so I checked the '2003 Season Grades' thread, and I see that Namoff is averaging almost .5 above Ivanov in the opinion of those on this board who bother grading. Ivanov does have a better long range shot, and is probably more of a goal scoring threat than Namoff, but on the other hand, Ivanov has the tendency to take risky tackles that either miss or result in fouls. Granted, he's an exceptional tackler. It's just that I don't like my last defenders making high-risk descisions. That's a better trait for midfielders. Maybe Hudson should try Ivanov in midfield. Namoff doesn't lash out at attackers; he simply stuffs them or holds them up while more support comes back. He's much more steady in the back, kind of like a young Jeff Agoos. Any ideas?