I have to say that this space will likely be an April Fool's Day free zone today. I like a good AFD joke as much as the next guy but I'm never good at creating one. Anyways, lets get down to business with the morning links.
// FC Dallas //
It really shouldn't be a shock that FCD isn't looking to fill their remaining DP spot just yet. After all, the quality players out there that would be good in a DP role aren't going to come until the summer window anyways.
Plenty of FCD teams were in action yesterday, and most are doing pretty well in this year's tournament.
Come on MLS, be cool...make it happen.
// MLS //
I used to be a big card collector back in the day. Huge. Never quite got into soccer cards except for the 1994 World Cup. Seeing these get released now days makes me want to buy a box of MLS cards again.
I don't speak lawyer but I guess we are getting closer to things actually being signed by both parties here.
I have really enjoyed these 'neutral chronicles' that the old Chivas USA blog on SBN puts together.
I've always been a big Ike Opara guy and so seeing that he has done so well so far this season, really makes me happy for him. I just hope he can stay healthy for the long run.
Folks in Georgia still have a little under two years to go before their new team starts. But getting that team name out and marketed towards has to be done soon I would think.
So will Xavi come to MLS after all this summer or will he go to the Middle East and collect a pay check? Time will certainly tell.
Alright, that is all that I have for now, what do you all have going on this Hump Day/April Fools day?