I’ve had a very long drive with nothing to think about, so I concocted the following scenario that would ensure a successful Sounders seasons in 2013:
-GIVEN that owner Joe Roth likes to throw big money around (have you seen the movies he made? Ain’t cheap to produce!)
-GIVEN that Roth wants big money in return
-HOPING that Roth is in this for long-term results
-ASSUMING that Roth wants to make a HUGE, MAJOR impact on not only North American soccer, but the global scene…
I offer this:
-Sigi is dropped.
-Montero and Alonso traded to Europe for a nice price.
-Rosales, Parke and Hurtado traded (but for not nearly as much)
Roth hires the best available coach in the world: Pep Guardiola.
Not only to coach the Sounders, but model them after the best team in the world.
To accomplish this, Pep brings over 3 products of Barcelona: Puyol, Xavi, and David Villa.
You want to make an impact, Roth, then this is how you do it.