Even though MLS Cup is this weekend, the offseason moves are kicking into high gear around the league.
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A bit of a last call on yesterday's piece about the contracts that FCD has up right now. Plenty to discuss and think about here this week.
Fabian Castillo is one of four finalists for the Latin player of the year in MLS. Pretty cool to see him make it that far.
Nothing like a quick video recap of what went down this season.
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As much as people won't like this match up in the Cup final, it does present some interesting stories. I love the Darlington Nagbe and Wil Trapp matchup. That is going to be a fun one to see.
I've long thought the league needs to do a first team and a second team in the Best XI. Matt Doyle takes it a couple steps further than that here.
Uh, yes please. This stadium doesn't have a super wow factor like a Sporting Park but it is pretty darn close to it. Something tells me that Sacramento gets an expansion bid here in the next couple of weeks.
More comments on what is going on down in Miami and how things need to happen there.
Here is some more comments from Don Garber as he sits down with Grant Wahl here in this interview.
PPL is now Talen Energy. I'll have to remember that next year should FCD head to Philly.
Speaking of Philly, they've made an interesting trade this week to get Chris Pontius from DCU. I like the move for both sides as long as Philly can work out a way to get his contract number down (he's due a lot of money for a guy that is always banged up).
Haha, former TFC manager John Carver wants to coach again in MLS. If I recall, it was a massive flop the first time around in Toronto. But hey, it could work in the right set up.