Daily Update: 12/1/2019
Welp. Today is A LOT more interesting. As I was struggling to get across the state on I-4 tonight, some news came out that Orlando City has offered a contract to 31-year-old Argentinian ST German Cano.
Scoring a total of 28 goals in his 31 appearances last season, he seems a scoring threat every time he touches the field. Now, I know what people are going to say. "He's 31. We need to go for younger." I absolutely refute those claims. Players don't just turn 30 and become awful at soccer. I think he would be amazing for us for the next 3-4 years, especially since we are in WIN NOW mode.
It seems we are facing some stiff competition for him but we have offered the highest salary. Now begs the question: do we keep Dom Dwyer? I think we will. If we bring in Cano or Pulido or whoever else we may be linked with, I think we will keep Dwyer. Want to know why? One of Oscar Pareja's preferred formations is the 4-4-2. Dom Dwyer had the best season of his career when SKC set up in a 4-4-2. Now imagine Dwyer next to a ST who is going to take the attention away from him because he's the new guy. Now think of the fact that we'd have Nani on the left and Pereyra behind them. *Insert oh yeah it's all coming together meme.* I'm hoping beyond hope that we can get Cano in.
Jordon Mutch Update
Going off of what I was talking about yesterday, it looks like Orlando City will not be going after the free-agent central midfielder. A source has told me that Orlando City was offered Mutch and they weren't keen on bringing him in. My guess for this decision is that we either have someone else in mind (I sure would hope so considering it's December) OR we didn't want to use up an international spot on him. Either way, don't expect to see the Englishman here next season.
That'll just about do it. Would you be happy with German Cano?
'Til next time, this has been Gavin Rushnell and #VamosOrlando