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Senior roster appears set

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At least it appears that way as far as I see. Goff told us this morning that David Blumer and Josh Gardner would not be offered contracts by the club. So if you look back at this post, you'd realize that there are only 18 players left who I've considered as being in competition for the 18 senior roster spots. And with Gardner and Blumer out of the picture, it looks like the final senior roster spot will probably go to Jamil Walker. This is again based on the assumption that Burch, McTavish, and Dyachenko will all remain on the senior roster like they were last year, and that Kpene will remain on the developmental roster like he was last year.

Thanks to some more excellent reporting by Goff, we also learned today the 18 man roster that will travel to Jamaica for the opening leg of United's debut in the Champions' Cup. Really not any surprises here, as I think we probably could have guessed this roster following the lineup used in the Renegade match. But one name does stick out to me, and that's Dan Stratford. This Suppie was named to the gameday roster ahead of the more experienced Justin Moose and Guy Kpene, and Stratford has maybe locked up the role of Clyde Simms' chief backup. Also kind of important to note here that Dyachenko remains ahead of Kpene and Walker on the depth chart.

Lastly, following a 1-1 tie with United earlier today, the Houston Dynamo added yet another trophy to their case: The Texas Pro-Soccer Championship! The team might have to move their two MLS Cup trophies into a closet to make room for this coveted award. Although DC finished with the same 2-0-1 record as Houston, the Dynamo were called champions just because they scored more goals than us on lowly TFC (although they gave up 3 goals to TFC also - so what does THAT say?).