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foolinthezoo

T2 guy, surely


NewRCTID22

Sulte goes to T2 to start, this guy is 3rd on the depth chart for the first team. But I'm sure both he and Sulte will see time there.


foolinthezoo

Yeah, they're both listed in the supplemental slots so you gotta feel they share time in T2. But this hopefully rounds out some safety depth given the uncertainty in net.


acquiesce

Me: Ooooh, that's a fun last name, wonder which European country he was playing in before! Wikipedia: Justin Eric Vom Steeg (born April 5, 1997) is an American soccer player born in California. Me: Oh.


db0606

He played in Bundesliga II, though...


Jolandia

That’s a name and a half and I know nothing about the guy. I assume Ivacic is still first string, is this guy second or third? I think I’d rather see him in goal than Bingham but idk This came outta nowhere and blindsided me, can we get some defenders please


NewRCTID22

You're not gonna see defender news until there's a clear resolution with Blanco. I'd wager silence is good news if you're on Team Re-sign Blanco because it means his agent isn't pushing for public leverage. But in any case, I think all we're getting is JVR/JVR replacement and potentially a backup LB (worth noting Ish Jome is still in camp).


playoffasprilla

Jome was impressive that 12 minutes he played before his season ending injury.


goatvaro_goatrata

Feel terrible for the guy, what an awful setback to his career


foolinthezoo

The social media strategy is always a risky play from an agent. Silence tells me that it didn't produce the response they wanted and they reassessed their position.


Jolandia

I mean yeah I know but at least give me a rumor to latch on too… I am on Team Resign Blanco but at what point must the FO decide that they can’t wait any longer to sign defenders and have to let Blanco go? Because we have to sign defenders some point before the season starts, preferably not a day before the first game (though if they’re training with the team before hand that would probably be ok)


NewRCTID22

Frankly, they don't have much salary cap room to do so tbh, with or without Blanco. That's the issue with getting JVR back permanently; his cap hit last year was super low since he was on loan. My guess is MLS Next guys will fill in here and there, but those signings aren't being announced due to a league mandate.


foolinthezoo

He and Sulte will probably be depth and get most of their minutes on T2. We have a lot of guys to sign to fill that roster. Some will sign directly to T2 and some will sign with the first team for whatever accounting reasons.


Jolandia

Farley confirmed he’s #3. Makes sense


section135

You guys now have two former galaxy keepers. Vom steeg couldn't start over Bingham before..


allaboutthatpace

Can he play RB or CB?


db0606

He IS 6'4"...


nothing_to_be

So yes?


ElVacaMoo

Why people are so scared to back Ivacic is beyond me. He’s the clear number 1 for me. What we need is another strong experienced CB to hold down the defense.


foolinthezoo

Eh. Ivacic's time in Portland has been full of false-starts. "Clear number 1" is more that it's his position to lose, rather than one he's locked down through performances. We'll see. I was very down on Clark when we signed him.


ElVacaMoo

Completely agree as that’s what I meant. I would have loved a stand out singing we could all be excited about but we have to face reality and back our boys.


goatvaro_goatrata

Ivacic has had some poor games imo, the 6-2 debacle would have probably been 3-2 or 4-2 with Steve Clark in net


n0n5en5e

Yeah he's the "clear number 1" vs two guys who were out of contract for a year and a kid who just graduated high school. That's about it.


joshing_slocum

Problem solved.