I wouldn't say my plan is set in stone yet but my thinking on it at the moment is, like you said, sell non USA recruits and use the money to buy USA players from the market so that I can continue to support the USA.darkmatter wrote: ↑Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:10 pmI noticed that you've instant-listed him, as someone who's pav membership is about to drop, are you planning on selling your non USA recruits and using the income to buy them from the TM?
Purely out of interest as I'm not sure of my plan yet
How easy it will be to pick up players who are actually good enough for the national team is another question but even if they're not good enough for the national team it would mean that I can possibly spread the age of my youth players more effectively. I reckon I'd need maybe three 16-year-olds a season and I would prefer these to be spread over the season as much as possible. That way there is some consistency to the team and I don't end up losing 3 of my best players within a week when they turn 21. So ideally I'd buy a 16-year-old at, say, week 5, week 9, and week 14.
I had quite a few early season 16-year-olds last season so I may struggle a bit when they all turn 21 one after the other so there's probably an argument for me buying a bit earlier this year but spreading out the ages seems like a good idea for having a consistent team.
In theory, if you sell your non USA recruits and use the money to buy americans then the players you buy will be of a similar quality to those that you sell so you're not really losing out on anything. Of course, you're more at risk to volatility in the transfer market but that can work for you as well as against you.