The Revolution entered the 2017 season with quality at every position group. New additions along the back line pushed fringe starters London Woodberry and Je-Vaughn Watson into key reserve roles. A healthy Xavier Kouassi rounded out a crowded—and talented—midfield. The return of four forwards (and the introduction of one more) eased concerns about attacking depth.
To top off the roster, the club simply needed to add a few depth pieces. But those pieces never came. At the onset of the season, club GM Mike Burns—seemingly pleased with his early-season squad—said he intentionally left roster spots open. His decision left the Revolution with just 23 players under contract.
For the past two months, fans have wondered how Burns would complete his roster. Speculation intensified early Sunday morning, when the Revolution surrendered a three-goal lead. The club ultimately drew with the host Sounders, capping a performance that raised questions about the Revs’ depth and ability to close matches.
With the primary transfer window open until Monday (May 8), Revolution fans have continued to wonder if Burns will answer these questions by adding to his roster. If he doesn’t, the Revs will have to wait until July 10—when the secondary transfer window opens—to make a roster move.
Should the Revolution go shopping before Monday? If so, what type of player should the club pursue?
Share your thoughts in today’s “Morning Muster” open thread.
You can read about the primary and secondary transfer windows here.