The madness is nearly here as we're almost a full 24 hours away from the MLS SuperDraft. That has always been one of my favorite days of the MLS offseason. But lets kill some time with the morning links.
// FC Dallas //
Hard to believe it was two years ago that FCD snagged Walker Zimmerman with the seventh overall pick.
// MLS //
In a small way, I won't believe he is actually with this team until I see him on the field. I'm curious if NYCFC fans fell the same way.
It is great to see that MLS is really becoming an attractive place for quality USMNT players to call home.
From the sounds of things last night on Twitter, Toronto will sell Jermain Defoe for a pretty good sum only to get Jozy Altidore in return from Sunderland. Not a bad bit of business to get a USMNTer for a guy that probably wishes he had never come to MLS in the first place.
Last year it was a Bloody Big Deal, so I wonder if this is the 2.0 version.
Their game today against Aruba will be all about getting confidence back, picking up a win and scoring goals. Lots of goals.
The Galaxy really want them some Sacha Kljestan. Really bad. They hope to flip Marcelo Sarves to Montreal for the top spot in the Allocation Order. Top bad FCD isn't closer to the top like they were last year (that puppy resets at the end of each season). I know everyone was disappointed FCD wasn't able to make the most of it last year when they were on the top of that order but that is just how it is set up in my mind. Either teams gamble and use it, or they gamble and don't use it. The conservativeness of the Hunts bites them in the butts too many times.
I do still hope that one day FCD has a women's team in the NWSL.
Troy Perkins became a free agent after the Re-Entry Draft and Seattle opted to scoop him up as a backup. Not a bad bit of business for the Sounders.
I've always been intrigued by E'to. This report states he could potentially come to the US. I'm not sure which MLS side he would fit in the best with though.
Alright, this is all for now. What do you guys think?