Today is the day of the summer friendly for FC Dallas. Yesterday we gave you the lineups for Aston Villa, but we'll have to wait a little while to see what Oscar Pareja decides to do lineup wise tonight. Up first, some morning links.
// FC Dallas //
Time to dust off this old discussion and bring it back into the fold.
The dude just had a killer weekend.
Holy smokes. We all knew Andres Escobar had a strong game this past weekend but these numbers are pretty damn telling. I think it is safe to say he is earning that paycheck now.
He is certainly one of the many pieces that are playing well these days. Great to see Zach Loyd back to the Loyd of 2011 or so and not the one of 2013.
// MLS //
I honestly cannot agree more with this statement. As much as development is down to the players and getting them proper time on the field. A lot of it with young players still has to do with proper coaching.
Oh Andrew Wiebe, those gold statues in the background are a tad creepy. But hey, good of you to see what Tesho Akindele is doing here in Dallas. Though having him at number three right now seems a tad low.
I'm still a bit shocked one of the top Mexican sides hasn't snagged him yet. Those rumors have been floating around for what feels like years now. But he says he'd like to go to Europe at some point. As long as it is the right place Omar, do it.
But the catch there Lion fans is he won't stay for good.
Really, another group wants a team. I'm telling you this #24 bid is going to come down to who has the best package deal for MLS in terms of stadium, stadium location, fan support, sponsorship potential and ownership group.
The views my friends will be amazing.
We got these two and potentially some more USMNT team players coming back this summer.
With Houston of all teams. Really? Something feels weird about that but apparently it was down to NY, Houston and Philly. Hmm.