Good morning everyone! Monday mornings aren't quite as good whenever Dallas loses on Saturday, but hey at least it doesn't happen as often as it used to. Dallas looked tired and got outplayed on Saturday, but there's always another game and take heart because Dallas actually has a full week to recover before heading to Philly this weekend for another tough road game.
Dallas fans may have had a bad weekend, but not as bad as a certain former FC Dallas player who earlier this week got caught cheating by his wife who seems kind of psycho.
The wife of Eddie Johnson, a star soccer player at Flagler Palm Coast High School who was on the preliminary U.S. roster for last year's World Cup -- was accused of ramming her Jeep Cherokee into Johnson's rental car after seeing him at a Palm Coast hotel with a woman, according to a deputy's report.
Pep Guardiola and Barcelona were here this weekend and defeated Club America 2-0 at Cowboys Stadium. Most of the plaudits were directed towards Cowboys Stadium....But FIFA doesn't want to have a World Cup here.
The most important thing is that today we could play with a temperature that was much more comfortable and much better,” Guardiola said. “The last game [in Miami] was impossible. It was very tough and the guys suffered a lot with the humidity and the temperature and today we had this incredible and marvelous stadium. … Congratulations to the city in Dallas to have this amazing place and with this air conditioning inside.”
"An amazing stadium. Congratulations because never before I have seen a stadium so beautiful like that. … It’s a pity because the that grass [temprorary field] is not for football. But it was fine to play in that stadium.”
Back to Saturday's loss and Marvin Chavez says the best is still to come.
"We know the best is yet to come. We just won our Concachampions pass on and we're happy. This defeat hurts, but here are a great team, a very united group, we can only keep working and not being conformist."
Keep reading for some very spicy quotes about the refereeing on Saturday
Captain Daniel Hernandez had some very harsh words for the refs after Saturday's game...He's spot on but might be a little lighter in the pocket book.
Obviously their three goals were from corner kicks or free kicks,” Hernandez said. “And you know it doesn’t help when you have a ref that listens to Beckham and Donovan, you know, from the very beginning, and does what they want to do. That plays a big part of the game, it just kills the game. And I think it shows in the second half, all the calls they were getting."
There were a lot of free kicks, corner kicks that probably shouldn’t have been corner kicks, and I think the last two goals, the one they called a foul against us that shouldn’t have been,” Hernandez explained. “And then the third goal, they got a corner kick that they should have called a foul for us. You know, just things that don’t change.
He added, “There’s big Beckham and Donovan fans on the field, and they’re not players of ours. It makes it difficult.”
Scott Brown writes that the Generation adidas Cup was about more than just hardware
It’s great to have players of that level playing for FC Dallas,” said Academy coach Josema Bazan. “I think they put the tournament in a great month because it’s a month where we can try out other players. We had seven or eight players coming from different academies or coming from the other youth teams at FC Dallas. It’s a great tournament with all of the best players, the future of U.S. Soccer.”
One of Dallas' great young players, Fabian Castillo is still with the Colombian side rolling through the U20 World Cup. Since going down 1-0 to France in the first game, the Colombians have not allowed a goal and are a perfect 3-0. Castillo has not featured much unfortunately. Colombia will play Costa Rica tomorrow night in the round of 16.