Ok here we go. No time to sulk. How do you guys grade this team? Hamid 8.5 - May be best pure shot stopper in the league. Pretty mistake free for a young keeper. Still needs to work on the little things like distribution and giving up rebounds. Hope he's a major part of DCU 2013 Willis 7.0 - Reliable backup. Very calm. I like the long arms cleaning up dangerous crosses. I hope he sticks around for one more year as backup. He still has work to do in his actual shot stopping. Korb 7.5 - He's come along a lot this year. Towards the end he was almost channeling Josh Gros. Needs to work on his left foot if he's really going to be a LB in this league. Also needs a couple of extra lbs. of muscle. Hope we keep him ... good bargain. Woolard 7.5 - He was an 8.0 at the beginning of the season. Smarter and more skillful than the 2011 Woolard. Too bad for the concussion, but he seems to be OK now if he's on the bench. I see no reason not to keep him for such a low salary. McDonald 7.5 - A physical phenom that usually makes up for his lack of technique. Really improved our aerial game and speed in the backline. Just needs to work on passing and doing the little things. I'd keep him unless someone really offers a tempting trade or we scout an upgrade. Jakovic 8.0 - I love his game. That's all I can say. I just loooove his game. He's untradeable IMO. His little annoying injuries annoy me, but this year he was healthier than last year. Dudar 7.0 - His skill is better than 7.0, but he rightfully lost out the starting spot with the good seasons from McD and Jako. I'm not sure if there's a place on the team for a 31 year old $200,000 backup CB ... Najar 8.5 - I know I know his popularity is in the gutter now with the red card ... but I just love Andy. He might of been the best RB in the league down the stretch before the suspension. Untradeable IMO. Third year in a row where he's on the short list for team MVP. Russell 6.5 - He had a little redemption in the playoffs, but OMG was he terrible when he was a starter early in the season. There's no place on this team for a 33 year old backup right back making 6 figures. Pontius 8.0 - I know I know 12 goals deserves better than 8.0. I just think he fizzled out down the stretch when we needed him the most. Still not sure if he's a left winger or do we just make him a full time striker? Olsen ... figure it out. Neal 6.0 - He's a smart simple player but he's sooo slow, weak and not dynamic. Not the kind of guy you want on the wing ... and with his age it'll be even worse next year. I don't want him anywhere near left wing. So I'd get rid of him unless we just get him for minimum wage as central midfield depth. Kitchen 9.0 - Team MVP IMO. Once Saragosa came in it really opened Perry's game up. So steady and his growth trajectory is so steep. I can see his game grow from month to month. Big part of DC 2013 Saragosa 7.5 - A pretty basic player but he was just a 100% tactical fit for this team down the stretch. I think he's got another year in him. Such a steal at his salary too. De Rosario 7.5 - So many poor performances this year, but the stats don't lie. Even as he gets older and slower, when he finds space and time he can still change a game. I'm assuming he'll be back since he's under contract and Ben just loves him. Boskovic 7.5 - Probably the smartest player on the team. A little too timid and introverted for Ben's taste I think, but he is under contract. I don't think anyone in MLS would trade for him, but if anyone offers a transfer fee, I could see him being sold. If he doesn't get any great offers from Europe, I'd like to see him back for one last year. De Leon 9.0 - His overall season performance is only about an 8.0, but that goal against N.Y. has to be worth a full point. Putting all his goals and assists aside, what impressed me the most is the amount of minutes he put in down the stretch. Tough for a rookie. Santos 7.0 - Good start to the season, but this is not a starting level striker for this league. I also don't see him being a full time sub, he doesn't have a sub's personality. He's too streaky, unreliable and borderline lazy. Sorry I want to love him because he has game, but he's not a DCU player IMO. Pajoy 6.0 - It's unfair to grade him so low because I think a big part of his struggles is that Ben put him in a tough spot playing up top alone, so many minutes. With a big pay cut, I could see him being a 3rd or 4th striker off the bench. But let's be honest, at his age we may as well cut him loose. Salihi 7.5 - The most natural striker we have so obviously I'd like to see him back. He could easily be a double digit scorer in this league if he got the minutes. Obviously Ben doesn't like him, but he's under contract. Maybe a transfer offer from Europe? If not I hope Ben brings him back and changes the team somehow to get Salihi more minutes. I also appreciate Salihi's positive attitude, where most DPs in this league would sulk if they got benched. The rest of the team : Dykstra, Chabala, White, Shanosky, King, Rozeboom, Wolff and Tan are all done. I can see keeping White and Shanosky maybe since they're homegrown. Maybe Dykstra because who cares about 3rd string keepers. But Chabala, King, Rozeboom, Wolff and Tan must all go. As far as grading Olsen and the team as a whole I'd say we had a great season. I don't like Ben's tactics at all though. There's no cohesion and nuance. This team doesn't fit the tradition of attractive soccer that we built in the 90's through the Nowak years. That is disappointing, but results don't lie. What Olsen lacks in tactics, he makes up in spirit. He also did something to win the favor of the Gods. Down the stretch we lucked out with such an easy schedule and then a series of lucky bounces and lucky calls to really get us into 2nd place in the East. Next year will be his 4th season so he has to get his roster right. No more excuses. There's just no excuse for starting games with over a million of salary cap sitting on the bench.