9/13/10

How Are the Saints Going to Rebuild

OFFSEASON
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What is in store for Gateway United when the club resumes after the offseason? That is a very good question. What is the club going to do with its DP slots? Landon Donovan is always a rumor to be leaving for Europe and could be a risky proposition, but how on Earth can the Saints ever release the USMNT Captain.
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The deadline for submitting DP's has not been announced by the league as of yet, but it will probably be sometime in late February or early March. That should give the Saints enough time to see who is worth protecting on the roster. Perhaps the club should go the route of Union Southern California a year ago and trade away its DP slots for more first round draft picks. It was a move that helped that club rebuild and make this years BSL Cup. There are no set plans as of now. The only thing that is for sure is the desire to be a playoff team is always there.

9/6/10

Disappointing Season Ends on a High Note

GAME 20
SAINTS 3 CURE 2
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There will be no post season play of any kind for Gateway United in 2010. With a record of 7-8-5, it was a far cry from the 12-6-2 record of a year ago. "The club underachieved. The roster was built to play for a championship and just did not get it done. Prehaps a new strategy will be needed next time." Said the Saints Owner. The finale ended with a win over the Cure. The results did not come but it was a fun season. Thank you for the stiff competition. The off season now begins.
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SCORING SUMMARY
GU - Mwanga (assist)
GU - Donovan (assist)
ST - Espindola (goal)
ST - Morales (assist)
GU - Cunningham (goal)
MISCONDUCT SUMMARY
None
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9/3/10

Match Build Up: Game 20

Unless the Saints can win this weekend, all the other scenarios are pointless to discuss. This could be the last game of the season before what could be a long off season. The Saints are in jeopardy of missing out on the playoffs and the Majors Cup. That would mean a 7 week extended off season.
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ON THE PITCH
Donovan/Pappa/Castillo/Mwanga
Ljundberg/Allsopp/Cunningham/Lenhart
GOAL KEEPER
Coundoul
SUBS
Obodai/DeGuzman/Johnson
RESERVES
Dube/Reis
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