The fourth player protected by Gold Coast FC during this offseason was revealed to be Arturo Alvarez, who was signed under a retention player contract. Alvarez was a decent contributor for the Suns in 2016 and will hopefully add depth to the roster going forward.
Gold Coast FC has made a trade with Union S.C. to purchase a 3rd DP slot for $25 in order to protect Jozy Altidore. The Forward played some of his best football to close out 2016 and the expectation is he will continue this trend going forward.
The Suns are excited to see what Lodierio will deliver in 2017 after his outstanding entrance into the league last year. After being signed in the Summer he posted great numbers, but unfortunately the Suns were already out of postseason contention before he could really make a difference.