He said a lot about the Metrostars. I am going to quote everything I saw. Vik -- memphis, tennessee: Hi Eric: I feel that it is very important for MLS to have a strong metros franchise. I think that getting the SSS built will expedite this process. Any concrete (sorry about the pun) news on a groundbreaking date (insert 60-90 day joke here). SportsNation Eric Wynalda: (2:45 PM ET ) Hey Vik, I couldn't agree more. Here we are nine years into MLS and the MetroStars have still managed to not be involved in a championship. Bob Bradley has been put under a lot of pressure lately by GM Nick Sakavich to fix this team. My opinion is they are too young and Bob Bradley needs to realize that you have to field more than a college team to win something in this league. Colin (Washington, DC): Do you see Adu having the impact next season that Gaven had this season? SportsNation Eric Wynalda: (2:50 PM ET ) Colin, in regards to your question about who will make a greater impact, I think it is safe to say that Freddy Adu has ALREADY made a bigger impact than Eddie Gaven. His PK on Saturday night showed that he is handling the pressure and that he is capable of contributing in important games -- meaning, the playoffs. Eddie Gaven disapeared, along with the rest of his team, and that is why he's on vacation. Eric, Metrostars GM Nick Sackiewicz recently called Jonny Walker's goalkeeping this season 'atrocious.' Does he have a point or is he scapegoating? And does Jonny have a future with the Metros? SportsNation Eric Wynalda: (3:00 PM ET ) Josh, I know Nick thinks he should have an opinion about Johnny Walker, but that really isn't his job. His focus should be building a new stadium and selling tickets. Eddie Pope had a bad season. Amado Guevara absolutely disasppeared in the playoffs and they didn't score a goal against DC United. This team needs to start identifying roles and executing their jobs -- that included the front office. Alexander (New York, New York): What would you do with a player like Magee? He has some skill, but he just won't stop running his mouth (and not enough skill to back it up). Can someone like that be controlled? SportsNation Eric Wynalda: (3:46 PM ET ) Alexander, I would trade Mike McGee to Chicago ... along with Eddie Pope in exchange for Chris Armas and Ante Razov and then, somewhow figure out a way to get Zach Thornton. And, if they have to give up Ricardo Clark - -that's fine. If they have to lose Mark Lisi and Jeff Parke -- that's fine too. I could deal with that, but just don't lose Eddie Gaven. Alexander (New York, New York): Would a Jesse Marsch type player have made the difference for the Metros this past season? We were lacking a cerebral player in the midfield, to tighten up the sieve that was the front 6/7. Could he have been the difference? SportsNation Eric Wynalda: (3:49 PM ET ) Maybe if Mark Lisi wouldn't have taken the whole year off, he would have made the difference. I think the Metrostars have more problems up front than any other team in the leauge. They have no continuity and Galvan Rey is not good enough for this league. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Interesting remarks. I think he is spot on that a lot of the team "dissapeared" in the playoffs. This is especially true in the front 6 except for one player, Clark. Everyone else had some flashes, but nobody got the job done. Where was Amado? Jaime played big, as did Cannon. How come our MVP, in tradtitional Metros fashion gets swamped by expectations? Does that mean we should become Chicago East? No. The trade he talks about though, Razov and Armas for Pope and Magee would be something I would do in a second. One second. I wouldn't think twice about it, because I know we would come away golden here. However, I wouldn't get rid of Parke. I wouldn't get rid of Walker either, and I certainly wouldn't rely on Thornton in goal. Also, his Lisi comment is odd. Does he mean that Lisi would have directed the midfield more, and delivered more killer balls? I think Lisi is a keeper. I really do. The "injury" comments are way overblown. This isn't a JOB or Ramos here people, this guy had one season where he was injured, and he's played a lot before this season.