Yesterday was a wild day in the CBA discussion battle in Washington. Plenty of information came out but it appears the two sides could be close. We'll dive into that later but first here are your morning links.
// FC Dallas //
Newly acquired midfielder Michael Barrios hasn't played much with his new team this preseason but he could still be in line for a starting spot come Saturday.
With more winter weather in the forecast for tomorrow, the club has decided to cancel their annual event. No word on how the team will reveal their new away jerseys just yet but I'm sure they'll do something online with it.
Yesterday was a fun one with FC Dallas holding a digital day for the fans. Oscar Pareja spent a good hour chatting it up with all the fans out there.
Ignore the other previews if you want, just scroll down to see FC Dallas' preview here. Good stuff.
// MLS //
While the CBA war is raging, Montreal has done what only one MLS side had done before, beat a Mexican team in a two-legged series in the CCL. Wow. I mean a 94th minute goal to advance. Yeah, wow.
Be warned, this one is rather long. I will say though it is a solid read if you make it through. The supporter culture really has changed everything in MLS over the last decade or so.
I believe this one came out earlier in the day yesterday, but still, there were moments in the day that things looked awfully bleak in terms of a season actually starting this weekend.
It went from a wild stance on the fact that they'd never offer it to a crazy stance on 10 years of service with a club and being 32 years old. Now it appears we're inching closer to an agreement.
There are a lot of questions here but it really does help break down this entire thing when you read it all out like this.
The big thing to note is that D.C. United will play in their CCL game tonight. There had been reports that they wouldn't step out on the field.
The is probably the last CBA post of last night but it doesn't sheds the most positive light on the entire subject.
Alright, that is all that we have for now. We may do our own take at the CBA stuff later this morning. What do you all think will happen?