2. Finally, two years after completing a three year plan, this feels like a real team, like the roster has finally come together. It is possible to imagine how these Loons will play and what a preferred XI might be. Miller seems to have secured the starting position, even as Dayne St. Clair remains a starting quality keeper. Even without Ike Opara, the backline of Romain Métanire, Michael Boxal, Bakaye Dibassy, and Chase Gasper is solid, with moments of being very good. And this offense, well, it’s going to be very fun. With Lod easily slotting in on the right when he returns, in spite of Hansen’s quite good play, the only question will be in the middle of the field: Wil Trapp has shown himself to be surprisingly good as a single deep six, and both Hassani Dotson and Jacori Hayes have had exceptional games in Greguš’ absence.