The sun is shining on a new day here in Dallas. Our club FC Dallas is inching closer to their first playoff berth since 2011. Time for some morning links to get this Tuesday started off right.
// FC Dallas //
The home field advantage is finally starting to set in for FC Dallas here under Oscar Pareja. I'd also say part of that is due to the increased number of fans this year in the stands.
Another ICYMI moment here, yesterday we found out that FCD could and likely should be announcing a new HGP signing here soon. The thing is, I don't think he will be the last HGP to be signed in this calendar year.
// MLS //
I think Miguel Ibarra is a name we'll see in MLS next year, likely with Orlando or New York. The former Portland supplemental draft pick has done well in the NASL with Minnesota this year.
This was certainly a big topic of discussion yesterday. Two year minimum hiatus for the LA club. I think the word hiatus is being weirdly used here. If anything this is a club that is getting retracted and whomever buys them will basically get an expansion club in a couple years time.
This year's LA team is on pace for one of the league's all-time best regular seasons by a club. With all of that talent it shouldn't be a big surprise.
I linked this yesterday but felt like adding it in here again today for further discussion, especially since FCD is on the verge of signing yet another HGP.
Just like we mentioned above with Klinsmann looking in the second division, I don't think it will take too long before we start seeing a kid in the USL PRO get minutes and gain some attention from Klinsmann as well.
A nice little shout out to Oscar Pareja and what he has done in this season. My hope is voters don't focus solely on prior years when thinking of this season. They tend to do that. You know, a coach takes a team from worst to first kind of thing. Don't get me wrong, Ben Olsen is doing a fine job in DC but can we just vote on this year alone and have only 2014's context be the meaning behind the vote?
Alright that is all I have for this morning, check back later today for more playoff talk, Chalkboard material and a look at the October schedule.