Folks, there were just too many great choices among all the transfers in from abroad during the recently closed primary/winter window, that I could not help myself. Instead of two XI's, I made three (even if the third is in a kooky formation). With many of these position, it was incredibly difficult to differentiate between the first and second (and sometimes even the third) choices. All of the midfield spots were hell to call, and on another day I might have had them shuffled around.
I've judged these guys based on how they've performed so far this season, but you'll notice one player who has yet to appear. However, he was plucked during the window in question and I've gone ahead to give him the benefit of doubt on what he will do when he arrives.
Let's roll them out, starting with the "bronze medal" group:
An on to the silver:
And, finally, the gold standard crew:
Tomorrow, we go top 5'er, counting down the clubs I say killed the greatest transfer window in MLS history the most.
- Greg Seltzer