The lady is stealing me across the border in the morning for a little mystery birthday adventure, so I won't be around for a couple days. Seems like a good time to get one more Clipboard position up...
Also in the frame: Perry Kitchen, Kellyn Acosta
Playing Cameron here offers several advantages, such as adding an extra set piece target/defender and better capitalization on his ability to pick lanes for surging dribbles forward. Williams is Mr. Efficiency on the ball and can sneak up to the box for offense better than anyone else on this depth chart, but can still add more defensive steel (and steals).
I quite considered sliding Morales back to this position, but instead decided to stand firm on my assertion that McCarty needs a new look. He edged Kitchen for the third spot due to his outstanding passing ability. As you can see, I'm ready to move on from Beckerman, as there are several young defensive midfielders to pin future hopes on that are either rising steadily or ready to break through in club life.
- Greg Seltzer