The central defender role is going to be the most competitive of all the positions on the senior team. Clearly not yet settled with two sets of starters for each of the WC qualifying games, a different set for the Olympic qualifying, and a number of candidates on the outside looking in.
Let's bump this thread to discuss where we rank the current contenders:
Steven Vitoria - clearly Herdman's first choice; regular starter in Portugal top division
Kamal Miller - looking like they want Kamal to be the left-sided starter; will be starter at Montreal?
Ricardo Ferreira - could be number one on this list if he finds a club, gets regular playing time and stays injury free
Doneil Henry - no reason to think he's not still in the mix as a potential starter
Derek Cornelius - given prominent leadership role on U23 team and excelled; will battle for a starting role with the Whitecaps all season
Frank Sturing - given a start for the senior team in a WC qualifier, thinking that means they rate him highly; hopefully plays for a higher level team soon
Scott Kennedy - missed out on this round due to injury? You have to think he's in the mix due to the level he's playing
Joel Waterman - more playing time in Montreal this season?
Callum Montgomery - can he stick in Minnesota and get MLS playing time?
Amer Didic - a top CPL-level central defender
Manjrekar James - clearly not in Herdman's plans but in the past showed promise, a comeback is always possible if he can find a full-time role somewhere
Julian Dunn - most promising young central defender in the mix; will he finally get playing time with Toronto? If so, how high on this list does he go?
David Norman - promising debut as a central defender at U23; will be a CPL starter