New England needs to make adjustments if it is to save anything from this season
Given that the mood in the locker room following Sunday's 3-0 loss to the Philadelphia Union was very somber, the team has realized that it needs help.
Currently sitting in last place in the Eastern Conference, the club has been reaching out to potential transfer targets.
“We need some new faces, which we’re trying to do. We made two offers over the weekend of which one we thought was done and the final hour we find out the player signed for someone else,” head coach Steve Nicol explained.
As it currently stands, New England has been trying to make moves in the transfer window, which started on July 15th. The release of Ilija Stolica, Marko Perovic and Dider Domi has opened up international roster spots, as well as salary cap money.
With Ousmane Dabo retiring, New England may be prepared to make considerable offers to various players in an effort to salvage anything out of the current season. With the departures, they'll gain over $700,000 in salary cap room
The club is in need of a true left back, as it has been primary playing center backs at that role. The team could also use another attacking minded player to improve the league's worst offense. Yet the problem seems to be convincing any player to make a move to the club.
Some hope may be found on the shoulders of young Diego Fagundez, as he will be joining the team on its upcoming road trip. The 16-year-old home grown player hopes to bolster the play of the team, as it is clear Nicol is looking to make changes. The midfielder has impressed many in youth and reserve game around the country. Wednesday's game against DC United marks the first time Fagundez will be available for first team selection.
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