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Depth Chart: 3 XIs - We Do It Like This

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With roster competition and depth chart talk occupying the pre-training camp conversation online, we thought it would be good to give a visual after the most recent additions to the team (Christian Sivebaek, Andrew Duran and Babayele Sodade) being highly unknown we're not going to guess at their flexibility. This is primarily a resume built depth chart with a few assumption as to how Sigi is most likely to use in his system (4 backs, 1 defensive mid, 1 center mid, 2 wingers, 1 withdrawn forward, 1 target man). Soccer is inherently flexible, but this is our base shape. It is what we used for the last depth chart and the one we will continue to use until we see a shift in shape by Sigi.

Still some assumptions had to be made. Sivebaek is here for a reason and that is most likely that he'll be more involved in the attack than he was as the primary rightback for most of the last two years. Sodade's addition seems to indicate a return to a target forward style. While Mike Fucito can play as the high forward, he does it with speed and strength. Zach Scott: Man Marker shifts over to a right back as a result of Duran and Sivebaek. For perspective two rumored additions are listed. Like Duran and Sodade even if both Mrisho Ngassa and Cordell Cato are both in camp they will need to make the roster. But when recovery time is so unknown for Steve Zakuani and O'Brian White there is a possibility of one or both starting on the injured list. If so deep reserves become a possibility as they would only require roster and international slots, but little money.

Ochoa

Sodade

Montero

White

Fucito

Fernandez

Cato

Rosales

Neagle

Sivebaek

Zakuani

Estrada

Ngassa

Evans

Seamon

Gonzalez

Alonso

Johansson

Burch

Carrasco

Scott

Tetteh

Sanyang

Levesque

Hurtado

Parke

Duran

Ianni

Gspurning

Ford

Meredith

The full depth chart will return as we see practices.