It is not every day that someone like Tim Cowlishaw attends a FC Dallas game. He's done it once before but to be fair he didn't stay for the entire game. On Wednesday he was back and this time, he stuck around for the entire show. Good on him, hopefully he'll become more of a fan of a team in town that is actually winning (Rangers not included in that snarky comment).
Rick Gosselin was in the press box on Saturday and he wrote up this lovely column about how the Brek Shea money transformed FC Dallas for this season. A couple good quotes from it: "Brek was disproportionately heavy against our salary cap," Hunt said. "Moving him effectively created about $1 million in cap room for us. "So we were able to add four players by moving one player — Je-Vaughn Watson, Ramon Nunez, Eric Hassli and Kenny Cooper — and we still have cap room to add a very high-end soccer player."
"I may bring him my helmet from my motorcycle and give it to him to play in from now on."FCD Technical Director Fernando Clavijo talks with the DMN/3rdDegree about George John.
Take a look at this video and tell me what you would do in the locker room afterwards if you were Mike Petke. He was pretty meh in the first half, and downright terrible in the second half, with his free kicks flying directly into defenders and walls. A poor night made worse by this sad display.
Finally, we're getting reports that plastic cups will replace aluminum bottles on the garden as soon as this weekend. We had always been opposed to the bottles for this precise reason, and our voices grew louder in this regard after Saturday, but remained rational and reasonable. We're thrilled at this development and thank the front office for their prompt decision.Via the Inferno's Facebook page.
NBC has released some cool posters for this weekend's two games that they are airing (FCD-LA being one of them). Here is the image they did for Dallas. The LA one is pretty clever too. As are the San Jose and Portland ones for Sunday's game.
A feisty club whose competitive edge is only blunted as a result of being perpetually in transition with no apparent long-term plan. Slurpee addicts will love everything about this team. Like the icy beverage, it has no real nutrients, tastes absolutely delicious, and though the sugar-high it offers can't be beat, the buzz never lasts quite long enough.From the FC Dallas section on how to pick a MLS club. Some of them were humorous. Others were...well...if you know Grantland you know where I am coming from on this.