Really no shocker there last night in Philadelphia as the Union couldn't hold off the Sounders. But more on that in a moment, here are your morning links.
// FC Dallas //
As we all expected (or at least we all should have), FC Dallas stayed put at Monday's roster freeze.
Lots of good photos from this one, including some solid Tifo on display.
// MLS //
Four titles in six years. That is pretty darn impressive.
Can the Sounders be the first treble winners? I think they'll get at least one more title in that run, most likely being the Supporters' Shield. Winning last night was a good thing for those in pursuit of a CCL berth next year. The more Seattle wins, the more slots that actually open up for other sides. Though FCD needs a MLS Cup run to get one of those berths.
Sounds like Vancouver will have to figure something new out as to where they might play their USL team next year.
Bruce was pissed about not getting Sasha Kljestan on loan for six months. At the end of the day I wonder, what good would that move have really been for either side? If you think about it, if LA (or even FCD since they wanted him too), didn't make the MLS Cup, that would have been a fairly wasted six months. Not to mention if say one of the teams crashed out in the first round of the playoffs, that would have meant he really came here for four months or four months and a week. Lame.
Some very interesting comments in this one, I think we'll still see some roster expansion next year with two new clubs and the with more teams venturing into the USL game. It only makes sense to have some more flexibility. It likely means that 10-man development roster that teams have had gets shrunken down a hair.
Last one for the morning is an interesting topic of discussion. Is MLS too physical? I'd argue yes on that just without any facts in front of me. But I also think there are more parts to this argument so this article does some of that for me.
Alright folks, comment below on what you've seen here and enjoy the day.