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A couple questions i want some opinions on...



I have followed the Fire for a while and certainly my beloved MLS club. But after watching 16 games + the US Open Cup there are a couple questions i dont understand. Please comment and help me out here...

NUMBER 1: Benji Joya...I know he is young and developing but why not start him. I loved Logan back in the day but hes too old to be starting (Im not saying play Joya in Logans spot, im saying move things around so you dont have to start Logan and you can start Benji). If you are drawing as many times as your wins and loses combined, why not start Benji now so he can get top level experience all year long and be ready if we somehow make the playoffs? Lets get our youth prepared and developing. Frankly, Benji probably wont be with the Fire long. If he develops like most people think he will, he will get a better offer somewhere abroad in the next year or two.

NUMBER 2: Gonzalo Segares...WHY is he starting on the wing all of the sudden. Great defender, tooo slow to play on the wing. Please put Cochrane back out there. Ianni looked lost in the middle. Im assuming Soumare sat for rest but we look much more stable in the middle with Bakary in.

NUMBER 3: What is everyone's opinion of RItter? This is very open for discussion for me. I havent seen a ton of upside but he seems to be very reluctant to get involved. Which really sucks in the middle. He seems to hustle a lot but i just dont see a ton of upside either. Thoughts?

NUMBER 4: Obviously extremely impressed with Shipp so far this year and you cant deny his instincts and knowledge of the game. Is he better up front or should he be running more of a CAM type of spot with Amarikwa or Anangono up front with Magee?

My real opinion of how the team would be at its best would look like this...

************************************JOHNSON****************************************

*****PALMER*****SOUMARE******************SEGARES*********COCHRANE****

*******************************LARENTOWICZ****************************************

*********WARD*******************************************JOYA***********************

*********************************SHIPP************************************************

****************MAGEE*************************AMARIKWA***************************

I appreciate your thoughts and opinions! GO FIRE!!!

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