Parks: We will grow, we have so many talented guys
Parks steps into one of the deepest and most talented midfields across the league, with Alex Ring and Maxi Moralez likely to lock down two of the starting roles. Behind them, Ebenezer Ofori figures to feature into Torrent's plans again while talented Homegrowns James Sands and Justin Haak on top of Juan Pablo Torres, another US youth international regular coming back from Europe, will be pushing the established veterans.
Competition for minutes will be fierce, but it's nothing Parks isn't used to.
“I’ve seen the talent of all these guys, having so many talented guys on the same team will help us all grow individually," Parks said. "It’ll push us to work harder every day, as a team and as individuals we’ll grow a lot. If I don’t earn my spot, that’s okay because that means someone else worked harder and earned it over me.”