This week is going by nicely here as we're only a couple more days away from the next FC Dallas match. Up first are your morning links for today.
// FC Dallas //
This came out the other day on Twitter but now there is more to the story. Mauro Diaz is rehabbing in Argentina with his family. He'll miss this weekend and likely next week's game with LA. I wouldn't read too much into him going to South America right now, my guess is there is some family matters he had to deal with.
The final scarf of the month in the 2014 collection. I won't lie, I'm a tad disappointed there wasn't a Burn throwback scarf at some point this year.
// MLS //
More than likely Thierry Henry will go back to Arsenal for a final year. But honestly that isn't the biggest part of this story. No, it is the talk about how the Red Bull ownership likely won't be with us for that much longer. Anyone have $300 million laying around?
And now for the take on that story, head over to the SBN NYRB blog for more.
The USL PRO title was just the first step for this group but getting a new stadium will almost certainly be what gets them into MLS.
I wish a couple things after seeing this piece. One, I wish I had the time to write a FCD version of this. And two, or that someone at like the D Magazine or somewhere else would do one of these long pieces. Maybe this off season.
Plenty of intriguing guesses as to whom Jurgen Klinsmann may call up for the friendlies next week. I know many of you want to see Matt Hedges on this list but I'd rather see him get that January call after a MLS Cup run.
These MLS-foreign team partnerships seem great on paper but do they really do anything else? I know FCD has had a couple over the years but I don't think any of those partnerships are still on-going at the moment. Maybe the one with Tigres is still going.
That is it for this morning, I may sneak another link into the comments section below later on. Until then, enjoy your day.