Usually when you are hot, everyone notices. That is the case for FC Dallas at the moment as people are taking note across the country and now the rest of CONCACAF. FCD is about to lose six players to international duty this week but we'll dive more into what that means soon enough, lets get into your morning links first.
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ExtraTime radio checks in this week with FCD's newest big name, Ryan Hollingshead.
We had this discussion yesterday as it has been a story we've been tracking for a couple weeks now. FCD stands to lose six guys for this weekend, but at least Seattle will be without Clint Dempsey and Marco Pappa.
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The whole 45-60 day thing may have been more about Miami if we are being honest.
Get to know some of the facts of what is going on in Minnesota before tomorrow's press conference. By the way, it sounds like Minnesota United will be able to keep their name, logo and branding when they join MLS.
Given the amount of international callups that are hitting FCD, you'd think someone on this site would have written this letter. But I totally agree. Simple solution is actually to move about six or seven weekend games to the midweek to avoid this international duty mess. Sadly, it is easier said than done.
We all enjoyed the link last week to Howlers' look at what is going on in Miami. But boy has there been a ton of backlash to it. Yesterday was a gold mine of comments too on Twitter as the lead editor decided to talk about it.
This honestly hits the mark on why things in the NASL look so bleak at the moment.
I love maps. There I said it. But seriously, this is really cool to see the reach that the game has right now in the states with all the USOC participants on one map. I'm also fairly stoked to see a team in my home state (West Virginia) in the tournament this year.
Alright, that seems to be it for now. What do you have to say today?