Lots of stuff around FC Dallas and the academy today as we're 6 days away from kickoff against Sporting Kansas City.
Jimmy Venegas writes that Maykel Galindo is regaining his fitness and hungry to play. Sounds like USOC might be a great opportunity for him.
FutbolMLS.com: How do you feel physically after his injury?
Galindo : Well, thank God, back to the group, training hard and just working a little more physical, because I lost almost three weeks of regular practice doing therapy.
Speaking of the Open Cup, the brackets are out and FCD starts the tournament in just a few weeks
Marvin Chavez' decision to stay in Dallas and turn down a Gold Cup call-up for Honduras paid immediate dividends...just thinking about this, is there any way to better get a seat at the front of the bus than to turn down a call-up and score in the next game? Kind of a contrast to Jackson right now.
“That was a big statement from Marvin, wasn’t it?” FCD head coach Schellas Hyndman said in his postgame press conference. “How many players would pass up an opportunity for a call-up? I think that shows a little bit of how committed he is to this organization. This was his first goal of the year and it couldn’t have come any better.”
Keep reading for a FC Dallas World Cup call-up and a huge result for the Academy
"Pony" Gutierrez has named his Mexico squad for the U17 World Cup being played in Mexico and for the second straight cycle there's an FC Dallas player(Bryan Leyva 2009).
Richard Sanchez, FC Dallas goalkeeper, Dilan Nicolletti, Newells Old Boys, goalkeeper, Jose Gonzalez, Pachuca goalkeeper, Antonio Briceno, Chivas, defense, Jorge Caballero, Monterrey, Defense, Francisco Flores, Cruz Azul, defense, Julio Gómez, Pachuca , defense, Fabian Guzman, Atlas, defense, Carlos Guzman, Morelia, defense, Felipe Sifuentes, Monterrey, defense, Luis Solorio, Chivas, defense, Joseph Tan, Chivas, defense, Giovanni Casillas, Chivas, medium, Kevin Escamilla, Pumas, medium; Jorge Espericueta, Tigers, medium, Enrique Flores, Monterrey, medium, Alfonso Gonzalez, Atlas, medium, Marcelo Gracia, Monterrey, front, Daniel Hernandez, Atlas, Forward, Carlos Fierro, Chivas striker, Marco Bueno, Pachuca striker .
It's crunch time in the Development Academy as the playoffs hit Frisco at the end of June and the FC Dallas U18 Academy took a huge step in winning the Texas Division, emphatically beating Solar 4-0 to go 3 points clear at the top with two games to play. The Juniors end division play with a home and home against Andromeda this week at Pizza Hut Park on Wednesday night and UTD on Saturday afternoon.
Meanwhile the FCD U16 Academy clings to a wild card playoff spot with two games to play.
1. FC Dallas (7-3-4, 25 points) Prev. 2: Dallas is in the midst of a nine-game undefeated streak, and as one of the teams with the fewest international call-ups, Dallas will look to capitalize on the weakened lineups of other teams. Defender, George John of Greece, appears to be the only key Dallas player that will be affected. Next up: Kansas City, Sunday.
And finally, go vote for Marvin Chavez as he's up for goal of the week with his winner against New England.
Let's watch that goal again shall we? Happy Monday.