In the same way Frank Klopas brought in players that he knew well from the Chicago Fire, Matt Jordan could do the same and probably will. Dilly Duka's arrival at the Montreal Impact was a clear sign of Klopas' loyalty to a player that he brought in from the Columbus Crew to the Chicago Fire back in February 2013.
The question stands: Who will Matt Jordan try to get from the current Impact's roster that could bring value to the Houston Dynamo? As the " soccer operations " guy at the Impact for 4 years, Matt Jordan has deep knowledge on which players he can acquire to help him bolster the Dynamo as he starts to cement his vision.
When you think about it, Jordan scouted these players before helping in acquiring them via MLS trades, the expansion draft and the SuperDraft.
Sources are sending veteran GK Tally Hall to expansion club, Orlando City Soccer Club, which brings up the inevitable question of his imminent potential replacement. Perkins was clearly punished for blunders (not all his fault) in the month of July and lost the starting job to Evan Bush. As he clearly stated his discontent on being blamed for the team's first-half debacle, he was even more peeved at the lack of internal communication on his playing status.
With his contract up this winter, Perkins is a likely candidate to leave the club, either via the Expansion Draft or via trade. It would not be a shock to see him go join Matt Jordan in Houston.
This is one player I see the Impact wanting to keep but with the emergence of Andres Romero last season, could Klopas see the left-footed midfielder's cap too heavy to keep him on the bench? It is highly unlikely to see Mapp leave Montreal but the 3-man offensive midfield crew has been lately composed of Duka, Ignacio Piatti and Andres Romero.
Mapp's injury problems have caught up to him as he lost his great momentum at the start of the 2014 season. This does not mean that he is leaving Montreal but his profile could be very interesting for Houston but le bleu-blanc-noir will need him for 2015.
The SuperDraftees / HGPs : Eric Miller , Calum Mallace, Wandrille Lefevre
Calum Mallace has had a breakout year with more playing time and has bought himself a ticket for a starting position in the midfield.
Eric Miller is a versatile full-back that has shown his capacity to quickly mature his game from the College level to MLS.
Wandrille Lefevre has emerged this year as a strong MLS central defender, using his midfielder skills to distribute the ball as precisely as almost anyone in this league. Under the tutelage of Matteo Ferrari, Lefevre has learned a lot and can claim a starting spot in Montreal and start 15-20 games.
If there is one person that knows these young guns very well, it would be Matt Jordan. He has had a big say in the scouting these players externally and internally. Though the aforementioned '' young players'' have proved to be important pieces to the Impact last year.
No matter what, the off-season will be extremely interesting.