As an exercise in roster building back this winter, I made a list of the 30-man FC Dallas roster and what I considered to be the positional needs of a club. Then in mid-February, I made this post showing the remaining holes in the build.
Now, at the close of the secondary window and with the addition of Sebastian Lletget, I thought it worth a final look for 2022. Low and behold, the holes are almost all fixed.
Let’s revisit the list to see how Coach Nico Estevez and TD Andre Zanotta did in filling the holes. This is not a judgment of the value of these players. That will come as we move into the offseason.
Signing means they needed someone in that spot. Their acquisition could be via any method, not just signing like a free agent.
30 roster slots available.
|Wing||Signing||Paul Arriola (trade)|
|8||DP Signing||Sebastian Lletget (trade)|
|8||Signing||Tsiki Ntsabeleng (drafted)|
|LB||Ryan Hollingshead||Marco Farfan (trade)|
|LB||Signing||Isiah Parker (drafted)|
|CB||Vet Signing||Joshué Quiñónez (loan)|
|CB||Young Signing||Lucas Bartlett (drafted)|
|GK||Loan?||Maarten Peas (Loan then buy)|
|GK||Signing||Antonio Carrera (Homegrown)|
|Extra||Nicky Hernandez||loaned out|
|Extra||Another wing||Alan Velasco (buy)|
|Extra||Whatever||Thomas Roberts (recall)|
So, yeah. Almost there. Just one hole really. A young striker prospect.
The loan of Hernandez leaves an open spot but FCD likes to keep a hole to bring back loanees or make other smaller moves.
Not bad, even if it did take a while.