Putting the house in order
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
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.