Putting the house in or­der

Sportstar - - ISL 2018 MUMBAI CITY FC -

Tak­ing lessons from last year’s dis­as­trous show — where it fin­ished sev­enth — the team has made it a point to strive for bal­ance in every depart­ment.

As a re­sult, it has off­loaded most of the play­ers from last sea­son. While Ro­ma­nian de­fender Lu­cian Goian — who’s also the cap­tain — re­mains the only for­eign re­cruit to be re­tained, goal­keep­ers Am­rinder Singh and Kunal Sawant are also con­tin­u­ing at the fran­chise. In the mid­field, the team has kept its faith in Sanju Prad­han, while for­ward Pran­jal Bhu­mij too has been re­tained.

That apart, the side is all new and has some of the for­eign re­cruits who have proved their met­tle in the ISL for dif­fer­ent fran­chises.

To en­sure that the team stays sharp, the fran­chise has brought in Jorge Costa as the

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Key ac­qui­si­tion: Ma­tias Mirabaje did well for Delhi Dy­namos in the mid­field last sea­son and has been ac­quired by Mum­bai this year to bol­ster the team.

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