It is game day in Dallas as the Hoops will host the Sounders tonight. We'll dive into all the previews today but first here are your morning links.
// FC Dallas //
It looks like the FCD digital department has decided to start doing some infographics before matches. I think I saw one before last weekend's game too.
Daniel and Scott give you the three big talking points for tonight's game.
// MLS //
Holy smokes, phase 1 and 2 look ridiculous (in a good way here). Finally a proper looking stadium for that club. Maybe by the time it is done they'll have a proper looking team to put on that field.
As great as this upgraded stadium looks, getting a CFL team to share it with seems like a bad prize at the end of it all. I know everyone hates football lines on soccer fields but I may be one of the few that is mentally over that whole situation. It is what it is and if the MLS side is making money off of it somehow, then I can't argue all that much with it.
Some really good points as the MLS site gears up to release their annual 24 under 24 list. I really like that last line in this piece too, stadiums helped MLS survive while academies will help MLS thrive. So damn true.
I have to say, it is about damn time for them to make Jim Curtin the official head coach.
Man, the folks over at the Goat Parade are killing it as of late with their material on the potential hiatus for CUSA. Lots of good talking points and this latest one was all about starting fresh.
Uh, yes please. LA please go after Andrea Pirlo. Even at his age he'd be worth having in MLS. I mean if you're going to replace Landon Donovan, that is a pretty solid person to go after.
Of course someone in Silicon Valley developed a hidden message in design of the new Quakes stadium. It has to do with the seat pattern. Just yeah...I don't know what else to say about this.
That is it for this morning, feel free to discuss this and tonight's game here today. Are you planning on tailgating early for tonight's game? Discuss that and more below.