The long road trip for FC Dallas is nearly over. We'll dive more into tomorrow's game on here later today but first we have your morning links.
// FC Dallas //
This is a great look at how much depth FCD really has this year. I definitely like the point towards the end about the players that haven't played much this year too.
It's taken Otis Earle until the middle of June to finally see the field in a competitive match for FCD. The big question is, will this become a trend that we see him more?
FCD will get either Houston, Colorado or SKC in the fifth round match. My money is on either Colorado or Houston.
We know David Texeira can score against some USL clubs but he has to start showing up against the MLS teams here. Make or break time for him in my book.
// MLS //
I gave you FCD's above but here are the rest. There could be some very interesting match ups in the next round. I have to say, I am liking this geographical pairings idea for this tournament though.
A couple big upsets last night in the USOC including NYCFC going down to the NY Cosmos and the Revs losing to a USL expansion side.
Doing what Clint Dempsey did the other night certainly breaks a lot of rules. My only question is, will MLS have a separate punishment for him?
The ESPNFC crew looks at the situation with Dempsey and examines how long he could be suspended here.
Ru-roh. Houston could end up without their star DP here this summer. That is a huge deal for a club that is on the edge of the red line right now in the standings.
// Women's World Cup //
The Colombian ladies have been a big surprise in this tournament.