We're at the midway point today with the week and at the start of a new World Cup cycle for the United States national team. First however are your morning links.
// FC Dallas //
We sort of expected this to happen but yesterday it became official, Blas Perez is taking the call from his national team to compete in the Central Americas Cup...or whatever they call it. At least one of the games is here in Dallas.
One little tid-bit in this report, but it sounds like now that Chris Seitz is back, we'll see Richard Sanchez head off into the Mexican sunset.
I have to say, for the first time in a couple months, the scarf of the month is actually one I'm thinking about buying.
The FCD Reserves played Sunday afternoon in Chicago and Jonathan Top (yeah, remember him?) scored the lone goal in the 2-1 loss.
GO VOTE NOW!!
// MLS //
Tough break for the Dynamo, as their young keeper is out with an ACL injury.
I think it is kind of cool to hear that RSL's USL PRO team won't play at Rio Tinto but will have their own new stadium to call home.
The percentage dropped for FCD here but only by 1.5%. Far better than Portland and Vancouver's chances, massively better than San Jose and Colorado's.
The Goats won't go quietly into the night after this season huh?
// USMNT //
So many young faces, amazingly the time will go by very fast here between now and 2018.
There are some very interesting quotes in here from Brek Shea that just speak volumes as to the struggles this guy has had growing up here.