The slow march towards the post season continues as FC Dallas looks to regroup following another loss. We'll dive into the game here this week but first here are your morning links.
// FC Dallas //
It may have taken him a while to get here but Ryan Hollingshead is slowly starting to find his place with this club.
I'll touch on this later today but that first half against RSL was the undoing more so than the late goal from Saborio. Such a weird formation and shape to begin the game.
Our young rookie continues to earn big praises. He did help set up the free kick that Michel scored.
// MLS //
Plenty of notes out of this one, New England is starting to turn things around thanks to Jermaine Jones. LA is still stupidly hot and slowly but surely the Philadelphia Union just may be for real here.
Thankfully for FC Dallas, teams in the chase behind them didn't do themselves any favors at all. Portland, San Jose and Vancouver all had draws. Colorado and Chivas (if you even count them) had losses. As long as that gap between FCD and whomever is in fifth place remains to be seven to ten points, things will be alright.
Bradley Wright-Phillips scored his 21st goal of the year while Dom Dwyer continues to chase him with his 18th. I can't decide anymore if having a guy in the GB race is worth having or not. Sure it means your attack is likely working well but part of me likes the balanced scoring with three or four guys getting seven to 12 goals in a season. What do you all think?
Interesting point of view but not one I disagree with. I'd throw Sigi Schmid in that mix as well though.
This may be a couple days old now but it is still funny. You just can't do that in a game.
Some good notes on Boca's career from Brian Straus.