Even though it is two games into the season, there really so no better feeling than waking up to see FC Dallas on top of the entire league table. That should brighten your Monday mood a little bit. Lets get into some morning links.
// FC Dallas //
Such a fair question to ponder about FCD and Mauro Diaz. I think some of Oscar Pareja's comments stand out though, and he's totally right in the fact that Diaz really hasn't played a bunch yet to find that chemistry with this club that he needs. Time should heal all though.
This one came in late last week but it is still worth passing along to you all. I love that FCD has kept the drumline these last couple of years. It certainly adds a ton of energy to the game.
There may be no one playing better than Blas Perez right now on FC Dallas.
You may not like Paul Guarder but he brings up a fair point on a play that Chris Seitz made this weekend.
// MLS //
Lots to take away from this one but there is a rather good section on Diaz and what he brings to the table.
So far Kei Kamara has earned the top goal celebration of the year with this one.
Oh nothing like a supporter group trying to tell MLS what they need to improve on. Honestly, judging by the sample of games I've watch this season in two weeks (which is most of them now), outside of a few bad cards and a few missed calls, I would say the refs haven't been that bad this year. But hey, maybe it is because I'm impressed they're actually protecting some players like Diaz these days.
Good, another central time zone team. We need more of those. I will say this though, don't sleep on Sacramento not getting a team at this time, they'll still get in. No way MLS is passing up money like that.
An interesting look at the evolution of the soccer specific stadiums in MLS and how they are good and bad in places. Nothing like the writer putting the usual dig at the Toyota Stadium location in the article. At some point people outside of Dallas will realize that Frisco is a booming location to be at.
I missed this one late last week as well but it made the rounds of the AO faithful on Twitter from what I can see.
Alright that is enough for now, we have plenty of thoughts on the SKC game coming up today. Until then, what do you all have to say?