Our weekend gets started early today with another Friday night game for FC Dallas. The Hoops are in Colorado, looking to get revenge on the Rapids. We'll continue to dive into that game but first we have your morning links.
// FC Dallas //
Good to hear that FCD players and coaches won't fall into the excuse that the altitude will be a factor tonight. Sure, the air will be a tad thinner than it is here in Dallas but its not nearly as bad as some places in South America.
The FCD digital crew gives us the three things to look at in tonight's game.
While this isn't totally about Tesho Akindele, there is some good lines in this piece about how Teal Bunbury understands what Tesho is going through right now.
// MLS //
The latest MLS Insider piece takes a look at the Red Bull's new main man in the midfield.
A little bit on tonight's opponent and DFW-native Dillon Powers. Pretty cool to hear that some Italian teams have been lining up to scout him here.
I really do like that someone collects all the PRs out there to see what the average is for each MLS club. FCD remains about where you'd expect them to, just below the top group of clubs in the league.
There are always plenty of solid reasons why players never adjust to playing in MLS. The travel is a big one in my mind, but so is the style of play in this league.
Cuauhtemoc Blanco was arguable one of the best DP signings that MLS has ever had. He hung up his boots this week and Taylor Twellman discussed what he meant to the league.
Wow, this one is rather interesting to read. Now that we're being broadcast overseas, some folks have some heavy comments for MLS games.
After yesterday's Soccernomics piece that got a lot of folks talking, our mother ship's editors dove into the piece to see all the errors that it had. Basically, the sky isn't falling on MLS and their money situation.
Alright, that appears to be it for now. Who is excited for tonight?