What follows is a multipart look at how the business of scouting works in Major League Soccer.
We can conclude with a fair degree of certainty that Earl Cochrane and Paul Mariner acted with due diligence to protect what they believed was an important asset to the team. We can question whether the asset itself is of value but we can’t question the timing.
There is no cap and Major League Soccer never said there was.
While we all look for a stud Center Back as a solution to our back line problems, the mid-field and forward corps must improve if we are ever to alter MARINER’S horrendous record of giving up late game goals.
The question that we are all faced with is a simple one. In the absence of a plan that accompanies this needed, and welcomed price reset, will it be enough for you to overlook the past and put your trust in the leaders that have also been here since 2007?