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ForgetfulViking

The 2022 Caps have been cursed for their 2021 run. Look at our injury list to see why. We've not been great. But this explains some of it. Also, next Wednesday might suck...like real bad.


lionnyc

The rise of the new Tim Melia


childishbambiino

Sometimes there is a diamond hiding amongst pool keepers


Kegger315

Except there are no pool keepers anymore...


RCTID1975

There was last year. You have a link to some info?


Kegger315

I recall reading that they were ending it as of this season. I can't find a link though. For what it's worth, Wikipedia has 2021 but not 2022.


phinnaeus7308

I found this reliable source https://reddit.com/r/MLS/comments/uu4hzh/_/i9d4wx0/?context=1


Froglamaniac

I played GK once in recess and gave up less then the other keeper on my team (wall we used was pretty wide) so I'm expecting a call.


grnrngr

Somewhere, fly-fishing in solitude, years and miles away from his suit and cape, Mike Magee senses someone in need...


metameh

Canadian man in a black suit and sunglasses, stepping out of a helicopter: "You're not an easy man to find, eh?" Magee (in silhouette): "I told you I'm out. I don't play the game anymore."


sounders1974

There's a goalie pool for exactly this purpose right?


aeacad

The GK pool no longer exists as of this season, so no.


sounders1974

That seems like a strange decision, best of luck


HaylorTall9

What’s the most likely outcome then? Sign someone off the street? Maybe a outfield player at GK?


asaharyev

They're probably gonna loan someone from CPL or USL.


johnggarland

Carducci from Calgary


LeftCoastGrump

Calgary is one of the games we need a 'keeper for, so I have a feeling that won't happen.


WhoopingPig

Pull a sneaky on em


PDXistential_Crisis

That's what the Timbers did last year, but I think we had more time before the game than y'all do?


handi503

MLS needs EBUGs like NHL.


casualsax

Call up a keeper from the second team if they have a roster spot, otherwise I would think the would have to play a field player.


Ratwar100

Don't need the roster spot if you have less than two keepers available - you get a hardship exemption.


casualsax

Ah good to know. Would they get two exemptions so they can have a backup available?


Anomander

AFIK no, you just get to use the one exemption again if your first one gets injured out. If it happens mid-game, you're fielding a guy of the bench.


billgluckman7

You can sign as many hardship players you need to fill out you roster. Subject to them being eligible to be a hardship signing


billgluckman7

Yes. You can sign as many hardship players as you need to reach the threshold (2 GKs, 16 outfield players)


DeviousKawika

Alex Roldan isn’t busy this weekend


LocksTheFox

Loans


johanspot

It still is outside of the transfer window isn't it? Unless a player is out of contact how is a loan possible?


LocksTheFox

Emergency exceptions exist


johanspot

For fifa do they other than players out of contract?


Pharaca

Not sure if it is still a thing but single game loans and trades and next day trade backs are a thing. Klopas tried to get Sean Johnson to play a concacaf CL game for Montreal using this trick. The fire balked but the roster quirk was a real thing.


murphmobile

And he’ll play the game of his life.


Sielaff415

How? teams have reserves and academies. If you dont have an option to be promoted from the reserves then thats a problem


johanspot

Oh wow, I didn't know that.


peacefinder

Any idea why?


RCTID1975

Do you have a link to some info there? Seems like a strange move, and most of us weren't aware of it.


overscore_

https://twitter.com/HarJournalist/status/1527725551833649152?s=20&t=HQtOmVDarnZxgMBRoydLCQ


tinyelephantsime

Holy shit that's crazy. So sorry bud.


aquaknox

yes, if you're going to completely run out of players in this league keeper is a good position to do it at


litthefilter

And this time they can actually use it, unlike at MLS is Back


nate6patton

Fuck it I’ll play


bjlile99

I'll back this person up.


ajabernathy

So we might be able to score?


KGillie91

Nah I've been here before as a Charlotte sports fan, some "no-name" player is about to have a career night against us. Seen it too many times to believe. /s


insomniacinsanity

At this rate you'll probably demolish us....this is embarrassing


Scratchbuttdontsniff

So... is there still a "pool goalkeeper" or do they need to sign someone off the street or bring a kid on a loan from the youth team? Always feel like Toisant Ricketts could play a mean Sweeper Keeper... maybe because of the last name? Legend... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donovan_Ricketts


RCTID1975

There was a pool keeper last year, I can't imagine they did away with it


Contagion21

Narrator: They did away with it


thefanciestcat

Tell one of them to channel their inner Mike Magee, and get it done.


brandonesque

*Eddie Gaven likes this post*


bdinho10

You all are speaking the language of the ancient MLS gods


604-Guy

Yeah sounds about right!


kickbutt_city

They have Evan Newton out on loan to El Paso Locomotive. It's possible they recall him. He's solid.


tylermooser28

Wish you had an Alex roldan on your team don’t you


samfreez

He would be suspended anyway lmao


Kegger315

He's suspended for the Sounders, shave his head and have vfc sign him for the day. League will never know...


samfreez

"Hello, my name is Rolex Aldan, pleasure to meet you"


tylermooser28

Shh they don’t need to know that. They have enough to deal with right now


Levitar1

Alex Roldan is available this weekend. Slap a fake moustache and sign him for one day under a fake name. He has never allowed a goal as a keeper.


pueblogreenchile

Axel Dorlan, checking in!


AndreT_NY

Don’t use that first name. Guys named Axel are frequently late.


ngower

You guys want Knighton or Earl Edwards Jr? Free, local pick-up only.


groney14

Pickup only? I'll drive Kenny Vermeer to Vancouver myself.


Disco99

It's Canada, so [bring in the zamboni driver.](https://www.sbnation.com/nhl/2020/2/24/21150841/carolina-hurricanes-emergency-goaltender-zamboni-driver-david-ayres)


UrchinSlayer

if I'm willing to pay for my ticket to charlotte, can I play?


inspecter77

You guys can have Vermeer…no give-backs


bwoah07_gp2

I volunteer. I've played goalkeeper since who knows how young. And in multiple sports...name a sport that requires a goalkeeper, I've likely done it.


CjKinsfather

Water polo


bwoah07_gp2

Ok, so that one is a no.


jadage

Quidditch


Sounders_Till_I_Die

Hurling.


overscore_

Soccer


Saxon_Klaxon

Time to see just how good Brian White actually is


Isiddiqui

Shutout incoming?


HaylorTall9

Chill


Scratchbuttdontsniff

it would be very chill indeed...


HaylorTall9

It would be impressive if someone off the street is able to shut out Charlotte, unlike ATL this year! Very chill.


Scratchbuttdontsniff

touche'.... we can't all score Olympicos!


kbless

Would be better than Guzan managed against us….


HaylorTall9

Right? Tough crowd in here.


CowMooseWhale

Did Cody Cropper really classify as a goalkeeper?


LeftCoastGrump

He's undefeated with Vancouver, so sure, works for us.


HammCowi

Played at a higher level than most in MLS.


fssg_shermanator

Sign Dylon Powley you cowards!


HammCowi

.... he's retired


fssg_shermanator

Thanks tips...


Sounders_Till_I_Die

Sign a teenager under Extreme Hardship. We did that and beat Austin with 5 of em.


carella211

As a Sounders fan, i can't help but laugh. Sorry. Not really though. Lol.


kadivkida

so, what now?


najacobs79

Do they have an MLS Next team that they can loan someone from?


repeat840times

Almost feeling like we should send you Edwards Jr. for a bit since you basically gave us Lee Nguyen.


c-Zer0

We’ve not been great this year (last 4 games aside) but our luck with injuries etc has been phenomenally bad. At any given point we’ve had our best keeper (Hasal), our best defender (Godoy) and our two best midfielders (Gauld and Alexandre) out. Alexandre actually was training after a long term injury and broke his hand lmao. We’ve also been without our new dp midfielder because getting Canadian and us work permits takes forever. I can confidently say this team hasn’t played with their best 11 in 3 seasons.


Gardo_Nitch

Something similar happened in 2020 as well during the MLS is back tournament right?


orgngrndr01

Has not the MLS still have it's goalkeeper pool? It harkens back to the day when MLS has no "II" USL or other affiliated team and the roster of a MLS team carried no more than 2 slots and virtually every team had to use it.


curtmandu

[York United](https://twitter.com/tombogert/status/1528018523141902338?s=21&t=6unskAQBT5enKg3co_ug1w) with a huge save lol


agressiv

In the NHL, the 3rd goalie is typically a local amateur that can sub for either team should both goalies get injured. Back in 2018, amateur Scott Foster subbed for the Blackhawks and made 7 saves. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tG-IGNvfrg8


SouthLondon1992

I didn't realise the COVID protocols were still in place in the MLS. ​ Other leagues have already scrapped this.