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Re: The $64,000 question: Whom do you protect?

Here's the official list (courtesy of Mr. Goff at the POST):

Abby Wambach, Cat Whitehill, Ali Krieger, Homare Sawa, Lisa De Vanna, Sonia Bompastor, Erin McLeod, Sarah Huffman, Becky Sauerbrunn and Allie Long

Only difference from your list is Long instead of Necib, and that just may be the way the rules about the expansion draft have been set up.

I'm mostly concerned about losing Lori Lindsey or Rebecca Moros. I'd rather not lose Alex Singer, but we can do without her. (We can do without any of them, of course, but I hate to lose players who've been such contributors to the team over the years.)

I agree that we need at least one high-quality flank defender. Anyone like that in this year's senior class?

Re: The $64,000 question: Whom do you protect?

I knew he'd protect Long, I just wouldn't have - no clue what's going on there, but the work rate of that player is awful - no clue why Mr. Gabarra allows it.

Disappointing to lose Lindsey. I like the way the Philly coach is building though. A couple of young strikers (A-Rod and Larkin) and then you get Lindsey as a stabilizer for them and someone who will be able to feed them all day long. Now they made a deal for Allison Falk. They're doing well.

As for wing defenders - honestly, I"m sitting here watching my second game of the year and haven't see any notable wings yet (watched PSU-MSU - get well soon Lauren Sinacola; now sitting here watching ND-WVU). Next year, I would convert Lauren Fowlkes of ND back to a defender and I'd take her in a second (those ND players know how to play and she can play any position on the field), but she's just a junior so not an option.

I'd like to see a couple of last year's top wings get a shot to play - Greer Barnes was a practice squad player (or whatever they call it - developmental player, I think) so she should be fair game. I think she'd be an upgrade on what we've got. And then there's Emily Zurer - too lazy to look up whether she was hurt last year and that's why she wasn't in the league or whether no one wanted to use an international slot on her - well, the Freedom played all year with an international slot open - if she's healthy, she's another option.

I've got a lot of games on the DVR - I'll keep on looking for some wings . . . but honestly, if the Freedom don't make a run at Heather Mitts, they're fools. Good for the gate, fit, fast, heck of a defender by any standards. No clue why they didn't re-sign her in Boston unless they were simply concerned about cutting costs.

B.