There was plenty of midweek action last night around the league as FC Dallas is getting ready for RSL this weekend.
// FC Dallas //
Scott Dymond was the Coach of the Year for North Texas youth soccer. I like hearing that the club wasn't just concerned about academy players turning pro but also making sure that most of them get a good education along the way.
I've been told by a lot of people with the club that Jesse Gonzalez has emerged this summer from being a kid to now being more of a man. It looks like we may see him more in the coming weeks as well if Dan Kennedy is out.
// MLS //
Kind of crazy that it took this long for Vancouver to win one of these Canadian Cup things. Good for them. It also means they'll be dealing with the CCL again next summer. Just something to keep in the back of your mind.
Tough breaks for Seattle as they couldn't get the job done on the road in this one. Two losses in group play in this one for them will make it really tough for them going forward.
Just when I begin to give the Red Bulls some votes of confidence, they go and lose a midweek game to the Fire.
Even with a win the Rapids fans aren't excited by anything that they saw last night.
The numbers he has put up would also suggest this as well. I also believe that it was just the right time for a young guy like him to make this jump and get the change of scenery that he needed most to help improve his game.
Now the question in my mind is will he be apart of the LA system when he retires or will he head back to England to find some coaching work?