Nothing like a game day edition of the morning links to get your Friday off on the right foot. FC Dallas host the Colorado Rapids later this evening and we have plenty to discuss with that one. First, let us dive into the links.
// FC Dallas //
FCD has done well in recent years in bouncing back from a loss. Time to prove that they are still a contending team here tonight.
Nothing like a little rookie haircut. We haven't seen a ton of Otis Earle or Alex Zendejas on the field for FCD but if we do this weekend, they will be sporting some not-so friendly haircuts thanks to Blas Perez.
The FCD digital guys break down the top points to tonight's game.
The best way to put a game like that behind them is to go out tonight and dominate at home.
// MLS //
I always have enjoyed the MLS Insider pieces and this one on the Timbers is pretty interesting too. I still can't get over Nat Borchers' beard.
MLS's next expansion side, or one of them really, held a little roundtable discussion the other days with some media and fans online. I have to say, who ever is running their social media is not helping their cause with the fans around the league.
I have to admit, I'm really bummed to hear that Eddie Johnson's best days in soccer are behind us here.
As you might expect, MLS is placing some value on the CCL final for Montreal by helping them out in moving a league game with San Jose.
I can see where some teams aren't exactly happy with how the schedule has been to them thus far here. Several clubs have already had a week off, others have had two weeks off already. Tough to get any momentum that way.
Dayton, OH? Really? Get a USL team and then we'll see. Funny that there was a report that stated Dayton and 36 other cities could fully support soccer. Alright then.
The US's second division continues to get some spotlight treatment.
Alright, that should do it for now. What do you all have to say today?