Some how this week has blown by here for me. FC Dallas returns to action tomorrow night and honestly that couldn't come a minute sooner. But first we have some morning links to discuss.
// FC Dallas //
That's great but the bigger question is can he stay healthy for more than a single game or two? It always seems with him that the minute he is finally healthy, something comes up again, usually with his hamstrings.
Here is another playoff update, this time from the club. I'll continue to beat this drum for the rest of the year, you win those home games and everything else will take care of itself for getting into the playoffs.
// MLS //
Great news to hear that MLS has locked up Don Garber for another few years. But even bigger news is that he is now cancer free. Huge congrats to him on that.
If you have time for a longer read this morning, check this one out.
This one is sort of something FCD fans can relate to at the moment. Chivas fans want to see whatever their team becomes in the next year to be one that actually uses the USL PRO agreement. Last year Chivas didn't even play in the Reserve League so taking a step forward into any kind of partnership is going to be big for them.
Orlando believes they are the Portland of the East...or at least of Florida. Alright then, all I can say is prove it folks. Sell out all your games and have a massive wait list for season tickets.
I only include this because it involves my favorite Chivas USA manager of all-time, yes I am talking about Chelis or Jose Luis Sanchez Sola if you know him by his full name.
This one I include for a couple reasons. One, I'm happy to see a guy from my alma mater (WVU) get a new deal in MLS. But furthermore, it is interesting to see anyone re-sign right now in MLS with a pending CBA agreement coming up later this year. You'd think players would wait to re-sign to new deals until they know what kind of potential new money they could be earning. In a small way that makes me glad Fernando Clavijo has always stated that he won't do contract extensions during the season.
Alright, that is all from me on this Friday morning. Feel free to discuss the links above and anything else you might find out there.