It is not every day that a World Cup star visits Frisco, or even Dallas for that matter. But Tuesday was a random day for the FC Dallas front office as Japanese star Keisuke Honda rolled through the FCD offices for a random, unannounced visit.
Soccerly's Steve Hunt reported it Tuesday afternoon via Twitter and to say that things went a little nuts from there may be an understatement.
The six-foot No. 10 was wearing a dark suit and was flanked by someone appearing to be his agent along with FCD President Dan Hunt and Hunt Sports Group official John Wagner.
Honda met briefly first-year Dallas head coach Oscar Pareja in the hallway after being introduced to him by Hunt.
Pareja said Honda was just passing through, but added that it was great to meet such a high-profile player.
For those unaware, Honda is currently under a fairly new deal with AC Milan through the summer of 2017. The 28-year old would need a fairly crazy deal to even come to MLS.
FC Dallas doesn't have any open Designated Player slots available at the moment, though I do believe they have an extra international slot available following the green card for Blas Perez (still confirming that). They would need to strike a weird Julio Cesar-type deal to bring Honda in on loan, which even that sounds ridiculous.
Should this develop into anything more than a cool-but-random visit from Honda, we'll be sure to give you all an update on it. For now though this is all a pipe dream (at least for me). But the silly season has officially arrived in Dallas.