As we look toward the 2015 season, one of the ongoing discussions has been whether Javier Morales is a automatic starter, and if he'll continue to be the starting attacking midfielder on week one, or perhaps on week 34.
Unsurprisingly, there's not a lot of agreement in this matter, and it's pretty easy to see why: There are unknowns surrounding every piece of this. It's sort of the theme of our 2015 season: unknowns. Our three-point-five new central defenders (Jamison Olave hasn't played with a lot of these players, giving us that half unknown), our new left back, our new midfielders — there are just so many unknowns associated with the team right now.
And there's something fun about that, but at the same time, we're forced to wonder what our midfield will look like in 2015. Will Javier Morales continue to be a central figure through the season, or will Luis Gil be entrusted with the keys to Real Salt Lake's attack?
We're leaning toward Javier Morales easing out of a starting spot as the season continues. Gil has the right set of skills to capitalize on an opening further up the field, and the experience he gained last season as a backup will assist him down the line.
So here's the question we're asking: Will Luis Gil be taking the place of Javier Morales in whatever formation we end up playing in 2015?