MNUFC made its offseason roster decisions on Monday. Here’s a look at the updated roster as the Loons head into the 2023 offseason.
Goalkeeper: Dayne St. Clair, Fred Emmings (Homegrown), Eric Dick* (expected)
Defender: Michael Boxall, Bakaye Dibassy (will begin season on IR), DJ Taylor, Brent Kallman, Kemar Lawrence, Alan Benítez, Devin Padelford (HG)
Defensive Midfield: Hassani Dotson, Kervin Arriaga, Wil Trapp, Joseph Rosales* (expected)
Attacking Midfield: Emanuel Reynoso, Robin Lod
Forward: Franco Fragapane, Luis Amarilla, Bongokuhle Hlongwane, Ménder García, Tani Oluwaseyi, Patrick Weah (HG), Cameron Dunbar (HG)
21 of 30 roster spots currently taken, 2 expected as well.
Free agency begins Wednesday. The re-entry draft is on Thursday, for players who aren’t free-agency eligible; last season, MNUFC selected Eric Dick in that draft.
Midfielder Joseph Rosales’s loan deal has ended, but he’s expected to return. Dick is out of contract as well, but is also expected to return for 2023.
The official story from MNUFC also notes that the club is in negotations with goalkeeper Tyler Miller, whose option they declined, and midfielder Jonathan González, whose loan deal is over.
The most pressing need for the Loons this offseason is center back, where they’ll begin the season without stalwart Bakaye Dibassy. Michael Boxall and Brent Kallman are the only other two recognized center backs on the roster, as the offseason begins.