The week rolls on as FC Dallas gets set to take on Portland later this week.
// FC Dallas //
Like we've been saying since Saturday, FCD's win over DCU is one few around the league will talk about. Same goes for the club's midfield trio of Mauro Diaz, Victor Ulloa and Kellyn Acosta. At least all of us are able to see how special this group has been playing for the last month or so.
Lots of streaks still in play for FCD this season as we roll on into the final week of July.
// MLS //
I won't lie, I find it absolutely hilarious that Orlando complains about the refs as much as they do here. Looking back at last year's red card run, I don't believe we blamed the refs nearly as much as we blamed the players and coaches.
Totally agree with everything in this piece. Did he deserve the bid based on his play this season? Maybe not. But being that this game is in his home stadium and his coach is leading the charge for the league's team, I again see no issue with his addition to the team.
Ruh-ro. That is no good.
Staying with Seattle for a moment. They've been in a fairly similar rut that FCD was in back in May and June. Though they've had a couple home games in their slump too.
It looks as though we could see Didier Drogba in a MLS uniform very soon as Montreal is reportedly working out a deal with Chicago to acquire his player rights (you know that fun MLS discovery crap).
// Gold Cup //
I don't think the US should be sleeping on Jamaica at all here in this game.
It was a weird month or so for Clint Dempsey but once he got to the Gold Cup he was all business. I think we're all glad for it too because the US might not be in this spot without him.
And just because this needs to be included: