Only one more day until FC Dallas is back in action until then we have a few items to go over today, first being these morning links.
// FC Dallas //
Castillo and Diaz dealing with hamstring injuries now.
Fabian Castillo has hamstring issue he picked up late vs. Vancouver.— Steve Hunt (@dfwsportsguy93) September 23, 2014
Diaz also has hamstring injury. Got MRI today. Club and doctors determining timetable.— Steve Hunt (@dfwsportsguy93) September 23, 2014
I'll try to get to a full injury report later today if there is time but more hamstring injuries. Geez.
A new year for the academy squads got off to a strong start this past weekend.
// MLS //
Orlando and NYCFC have a draft this week to help determine their place in other drafts, orders, lists, coin flips and any other bamboozle MLS comes up with.
RSL is the only club that can clinch anytime soon. For FCD it looks like they'll need to win tomorrow and then win in Vancouver to do so.
I wouldn't be shocked if there were at least one or two FCD players on this list. Then again given the people that likely voted on this thing, it may only come down to seeing Fabian Castillo on the list and no one else.
MLS execs visited the California capital late last week and everything pretty much went according to plan. I have to say this big feels more and more like the Orlando one.
This was an idea proposed in a Goal.com article on Chivas. Basically the thought was to put the LA2 team in the USL while they are on hiatus in MLS. But the folks at the Goat Parade understandably do not like that idea. My argument is you gotta put those players somewhere right?
I have to say, I never thought in a million years that Joao Plata would do this well with RSL. I knew he would fit in better than he did with TFC but everyone always looks better when they leave TFC.
After last year, no one would have thought DCU would be where they are today. Ben Olsen deserves a ton of credit for the turnaround but at the same time the DCU front office deserves a lot of credit for just being patient about everything.