From what I've read and learned, and from comments coming out of camp.... Erice looks to be solidly ahead of Tiebert, as does Filipe. Hwang is young, but on question of talent that is damn obvious from highlights, he's dynamic. For him it's really only a matter of time, and that's assuming MDS breaks him in slowly, say over 4-6 weeks. Seems like Rose would slot in behind Tiebert, and if I were DNJ, I'd be getting a bite at his ankles and an elbow into his ribs every chance I get over the next week. Filipe looked like shite last year. Nothing went right for him either on the pitch or off, so here's hoping the clean slate has him back to his old self, who we hated playing against the caps. Tiebert moved ahead of him last year, IMO. Frankly, I'd like him moved out, too, but he's just been given an extension, that ain't happening. It'll be interesting to see where the chips fall after camp. Many feel it is Filipe settling in ahead of Tiebert. TBH, I don't love that. I don't necessarily want MDS to force the issue w/ the young guys, there just needs to be MORE than past regimes, who seemed outright petrified to put them in, and that magnifies the pressure once called upon. I'd rather see him blood one of them early, see how he does, and keep up a pattern of that. Once these guys have some actual MLS minutes behind them, see where they are at. That is, of course, with the expectation that they are doing everything expected in camp to earn it, not expecting it through entitlement. My feeling is any sense of entitlement has been scrubbed out quickly under MDS.