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Depth Chart Update 4/27

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With 20% of the League season down, and because a few people requested it I decided to update the depth chart as I currently view Sigi's vision. This is if ALL players on the roster are healthy. It does take a bit of current form into account, as well as dreams of "how the guys should play together."

This should not be seen as gospel, but just based on the playing time in league matches, reserve games and accounting for a few statements about players. As a reminder, the post on formations, roles within formations are in the right sidebar. Generally here we refer to the formation that Sigi uses as the Arrow, or a modified 4-2-3-1.

Listed from top down are the Starters, Rotationals (not a large fall off and players that will get extensive playing time), Substitutes and Reserves. Centerback has two starters. Keeper only lists two. Several players could be listed as the 5,6,7th best at role, but I think four is a reasonable depth at which to end the discussion.

Montero

Jaqua

Noonan

Fucito

Zakuani

Ljungberg

Jaqua

Fucito

Montero

Ljungberg

Nyassi

Estrada

Noonan

Sturgis

Nyassi

Estrada

Evans

Alonso

Alonso

Gonzalez

Vagenas

Vagenas

Riley

Wahl

Ianni

Sturgis

Evans

Scott

Sturgis

Scott

Sturgis

Sturgis

Hurtado - Marshall

Ianni

Graham

Scott

Keller

Boss

Again, this is based on an assumption of full health and "ideal" playing styles. There is still experimentation concerning how to get the best out of the Freddyain and so if both play in a match they are unlikely to wind up stacked as the CF and WF, usually Ljungberg will go out right.

And of course formations and roles are fluid. The displays provided here are purely a graphical representation of typical positions. They are not absolutes.

Roger Levesque is an odd case. He's out of form, but you will expect him in the 18 every week. He'd be 5th on the list at CF, WF, RW and probably LW. He can fill on at CM and RB in a pinch even. His role flexibility and soccer IQ are great assetts, but he's off form, and there are faster more technical players that seem to have bumped him. The rash of injuries means that he will be in uniform, and have opportunities.

King and Montano are not on the chart either as I don't perceive either as being in the top four at any positions. King would be in the Evans role and at the Right Wing, whereas Montano would be a Right Wing or a WF.

The biggest area for debate, and the area that causes the Sounder at Heart tam the most trouble in guessing lineups is among the top right triangle of CF, WF and RW. So many players could fit into those roles, and so many have been injured, or out of form lately that Sigi is still experimenting.

Do you think anyone should be moved significantly up/down/sideways?

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