Mondays aren't nearly that bad when you consider FC Dallas has three straight shutout wins in league play under their belts.
// FC Dallas //
This one was posted before Saturday's game but it is still worth a gander. We touched yesterday in the Chalkboard piece at how Ryan Hollingshead at full back just seems to work out in good ways for the club here.
A lot of things fell into place for FCD on the night but sometimes you just need that bit of luck to pick up points. FCD played well and having guys like Fabian Castillo and Mauro Diaz play as well as they are right now is a big reason the team has been gobbling up points again.
// MLS //
Matt Doyle's usual weekend recap is here and he doesn't touch much on FCD's win but he does go into great detail on some play up in KC. Also that Toronto-NYCFC game was absolutely insane to watch.
So Steven Gerrard is finally in a MLS as he played his fist minutes with the Galaxy in a friendly over the weekend.
This news doesn't shock me one bit as the Galaxy continue to look to be one of the best academies in MLS and the US. I think FCD needs to do this sort of thing more so than their little agreement with Frisco ISD.
Okay then...a little red, white and blue with a sash. Yeah. I'm still not the biggest fan of these games.
MLS wanted to ride the popularity of the women's team as much as they could. While I don't really care about the parade and who was in it, I do think MLS needs to stop discussing women's soccer when it is convenient for them.
// USMNT //
Big game ahead for the US as they look to close out their group stage with a strong performance against Blas Perez and Panama.