Little by little we're getting geared up for the Texas Derby this weekend in Houston. We'll have plenty of items to discuss as FC Dallas will be taking on rivals Houston on Saturday.
But first here are some morning links to get the day started off with.
// FC Dallas //
Here is a great interview with the former head coach, Schellas Hyndman. I still respect the guy for all that he did in the Dallas soccer scene.
I'm glad this one got written up, it has honestly been on my mind lately how well these two have been doing together.
Kudos to the FCD digital/marketing team for putting this one together. Very creative, slightly cheesy, but worth watching either way.
The player of the month ballot is out for the league's website. Mauro Diaz is one of the five in the running. (Side note: He got my nomination for the Player of the Month vote by the soccer reporters that vote on that sort of thing each week/month)
// MLS //
This isn't apart of the article but I've been told both FCD and Portland are working together to get the two red cards overturned for this weekend. I think they have a good chance at it too.
Seriously, they won. I'm pretty sure they could do this again next year and win again too.
// USMNT //
While the Mexican side had the right to refuse (non-FIFA date), I would still be pretty pissed as well.