At the halfway point of my second season. Was unable to re-sign Asad or Garza or craft a trade for any good MLS players, so out of frustration I traded away the next three drafts and some money for 4 permanent international spots. MLS is the only iteration of Football Manager I've ever played where transfers seem more difficult than reality. The waiver and reentry drafts have been key for me in getting depth players. Got rid of a bunch of dead weight over the offseason, but used those to sign the GK Bono from Toronto as well as a defender (Trusty), a D/DM/CM (Okugo) and a LM (Fernandez). I used the international spots to sign a LM, RB, LB, and an LB that I'm training to be able to play RB too. I also signed a youth RB, ST, and LM from my academy. In hindsight I might should've left the LM there, but whatever. Andrew Carleton is finally getting pretty good playing time for me. He has 3 goals and 5 assists in 14 apps. My form has been ridiculous this season. I've yet to actually lose a match. 6 points clear of 2nd in the supporters' shield with 3 games in hand and 13 points clear of 2nd in the East with a game in hand. Martinez is tearing it up with 21 goals on the year - a goals/90 of 1.03. Almiron is finally getting numbers more like what I expected last year, with 6 goals and 6 assists so far. I dealt with a lot of injuries last year running an attacking 4-3-3. This year I transitioned to a controlling 4-3-3. Slower tempo, shorter passing. I'm leading the league in possession with 57%. Also leading the league in goals scored and goals allowed, at 46 and 13 respectively. These performances caused both my CBs, Almiron, Villalba, and Martinez to be selected for the All Star game. The board's given me some nice staff additions this season, but it's frustratingly slow on facility upgrades. Still like three more levels to go on youth facilities, only have basic data analysis facilities, and then I have two levels left each on junior coaching and youth recruitment. As I press on in the season I'm looking to sign a new DM to replace the aging Carmona and also looking at signing a new RM, as I prefer inverted wingers to traditional. Otherwise, everything's ticking along pretty well. P.S. Still frustrated that fan support is so much worse on here than in real life. It's stupid.