Not in Kansas
Sporting KC's defence could well go from stingy to outright impenetrable with its new additions.
Things were supposed to end differently for Sporting Kansas City last season. They finished atop the Eastern Conference by a comfortable five points but had the misfortune of drawing an experienced and thriving Houston team in the semis.
So, how did the league's stingiest club react to a shortened post-season? They went out and bulked up their defence, of course.
While the likes of Matt Besler, Chance Myers, Seth Sinovic and Aurelien Collin return, the team brought in young fullbacks Ike Opara and Yann Songo'o as well as grabbing Josh Gardner from Montreal. .
If the a crowded back-line doesn't do the trick, reigning MLS Goalkeeper of the Year Jimmy Nielsen just might.
Defence-first may not be the sexiest brand of football, but KC boasts some of the league's most rabid fans, who will take the wins any way they can get them.