Gateway United has signed 12 of the 15 players the club plans begin the 2013 season with. Sean Franklin and Brian Boswell were signed as the first defenders for the club. "We will be keeping a close eye on several defenders once the season starts to determine if adjustments will need to be made. Its an exciting change having this addition to the clubs formation, but it will take a few weeks to determine how many are warranted or worthy of a place on the roster. I would say the clubs that learn quickest on how to take advantage of defenders will probably be the playoff teams in the end." said the Saints owner. Currently only Michael Gspurning is on the Saints roster as a Goal Keeper. A backup is probable, but Gspurning will be the starter.