Russ Thaler talks with D.C. United coach Ben Olsen-1/5
In dot com. Do you guys have ordered me a lot of notes Gordon you know brought in some some. Some key pieces whether it was through the expansion draft or or trades you know we've just been going in. Dax McCarty and other guys come and and in some guys leaving. What's the next. Step for this team who we still have a piece or two that we were to get the -- the start of season and we have the draft coming up here in a week which is. We have the number three pick so let's not to that. And then loses again -- or two elderly -- still again I. Saying that we feel very comfortable with where we're at me and some of the additions we made with Texans and wolf and a quite yet. Were in the final stages of the of the center back so it's going to be a new team -- and with that new team comes. The challenges of getting on the same page is quickest possible. During this pre season. It's gonna be new team but they're going to be a lot of familiar names and some guys that we can see a lot of pluses and mark perches in the world and Chris upon his his. How much you can rely on them how much can you rely -- guys coming off serious injuries. Well we're we're -- to -- -- Hibbert is a big piece of this. Obviously we've all been excited for. For him. Two to be healthy and to show us that that potential. That he's always had. You know. Some teams -- it and he had a lot of virtues and -- and -- guys that you've been out. So it makes -- -- these -- pre season even more crucial to us to get together and sugar or what what the best line up this. Or debt blah -- but it's exciting we're gonna be deep we can look at last season and the number of ways one of them being. You didn't have someone who could score regularly and and that was an issue all season long and you guys were open about that it was playing for ever want to see. So when that since you could think. Well it it could score you have someone that can score not that far away but what you guys have done in the offseason is transformed this team in a lot of ways. So my thought would be you guys didn't think you were. One player one score a way this is going to be kind of transformational little bit is that accurate. Sure. You know when. Yeah sometimes you don't set out to do that but certain players are offered to you that you. Think about it and then wanna be a part of this and the culture had has to change a little bit here of them you know we we need. No winners. Here and and I think we brought a couple guys in this have that mentality and -- also. Have experience you know woo -- were still young group but we still need some guys. That have have been through it and they know what it's all about them I think that perfect mix. It is in here yet but hopefully we'll get to the next year to. Check out CF and Washington dot com.