The Gold Coast Football Club may be win-less in 2013, but it not for a lack of trying. A week after making 5 changes to the roster, the Suns brass is at it again with a blockbuster trade with Gateway United. A 3 for 1 swap with the Suns getting Juan Agudelo, Conor Casey and a much needed back-up for Matt Reis in Donovan Ricketts for Higuain. "Parting with Higuain was not easy, but the stats are this club needs to diversify. Last week adding defenders was a start, but it was not enough. This week adding the other components was needed as well." said a Suns spokesperson. Transaction
In order to make roster space, Gold Coast was forced to release Alain Rochat and Kenny Mansally.
A completely different line up will be on display when the Suns hit the pitch this weekend with a 3-4-3 formation. "This is a work in progress. The right mix is out there to get a balanced attack. We'll see how the things play out and make adjustments from there." said a Suns spokesperson.
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The Suns dropped to 0-2 on the season and next up will be an interesting match up against another 0-2 club, Gateway United. When the manager was asked if he could have predicted that both clubs would be entering this match without a win the answer was spirited. "No way! 3 points will be at a premium this week" Transaction
The Suns are releasing a whole assortment of players in preparation for week 3. "Look the season hasn't gone as planned. Key players have been lost and rebuilding is needed. The transfer market is completely out of the budget, so finding suitable forwards is not in the cards. The club is looking at a new strategy. The Suns plan to follow a sort of counter attacking style by signing 4 defenders in the hopes they will benefit from opposing forwards goals. The Suns will be picking up Alain Rochat(VAN), Heath Pearce(NY). James Riley(DC), Kenny Mansally(RSL) and releasing Frings, Zizzo, Lambe and Pause from the roster.