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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Awards, good talk and more as FC Dallas begins to prep for RSL.

Scott Halleran

The good vibes from Saturday continues yesterday for FC Dallas.

// FC Dallas //

Tesho Akindele earns MLS Player of the Week | MLSSoccer.com

Yes, Fabian Castillo was probably the better player on the night but a hat trick pretty much always does it with the group of reporters that vote on this thing (for what it is worth, Tesho got my vote while Fabian got my second place vote on the week).

Hat trick puts Akindele in good company | Soccerly

Where does this hat trick rank in club history? Let Steve Hunt explain.

Soccer 101 for Women | FCDallas.com

This program is back for another year. I know my wife has wanted to go and I've heard nothing but good things about it in the past.

Castillo and Akindele headline team of the week | SI.com

Very cool to see folks finally taking note of what Castillo and Akindele are doing here.

// MLS //

Revs add former youth national team forward | MLSSoccer.com

New England lands Tony Taylor through a weighted lottery that was held yesterday. FCD was ineligible for this due to them winning Cobi Span earlier this year.

DC exec positive about stadium chances | MLSSoccer.com

Yawn. Same old story with a different name. Call me when the shovels are in the ground on this stadium.

Portland's early soccer history Part 1 | Stumptown Footy

I'm a sucker for anything history related so this was right down my ally this morning.

State of MLS with 10 weeks remaining | Sounder at Heart

For those wondering what this latest run for FCD has been doing for their playoff chances. Here you go.

Luis Gil, RSL's heir apparent | RSL Soapbox

Need a little prep for Friday? Here is a good start as we get a look at RSL's up and coming midfield star.

Cameron wants out at Stoke | Goal.com

Just too bad the MLS window has closed on a possible return for Geoff Cameron. Maybe he can hold out until January.