The first couple days of the offseason have been entertaining to say the least in MLS.
// FC Dallas //
A bit of a last call on this one as we took a look at a couple veteran players that might be worth brining back to Dallas.
// MLS //
Yesterday's news of the new investments in TAM and HGP money is a big deal. It sets aside money for more players right below the DP threshold and helps ensure HGPs are able to earn solid money as well.
As one might imagine, the sting of losing MLS Cup is still hurting pretty bad for fans of the Crew. FCD fans know that it is a slow burn that never quite heals.
SI checks in with a few rumors including one on Fabian Castillo. We all know $5 million isn't going to be enough to get anything done this offseason. Still there are plenty of other good nuggets in this one (though apologizes for the crappy website that SI.com is these days).
Lots of thoughts in this one that looks towards the future here. From expansion to TAM to wondering whether or not Portland can repeat (they won't), and finally to looking at whether or not the big boys will retool enough.
Here is a good look at how the schedule will take a hit when MLS moves to 28 clubs. I have to agree that divisions make the most sense in this situation. That will help relieve some impact on traveling costs and add to rivalries, which we know MLS loves.