In a word, here’s what your 2008 MLS Champions are facing – decimation.
- Manager – gone
- Top defender – gone
- Plucky midfielder on low salary – gone
- General Manager (!!!) – gone
- Playmaker – staying (it’s not all bad news… close though)
I cannot remember another Cup-winning team disintegrating this quickly or this badly. It’s truly stunning. The McCullers news really took me by surprise. The real fear should be that if the other players start reading the writing on the wall they might look to flee as well. Specifically, I could see Rogers and maybe Hesmer finding their way out if this turns out to be the case. Already, the Crew without Sigi, Marshall, Evans, and McCullers might struggle to make the playoffs. With any additional personnel losses, it could be come an even more insurmountable effort.