Well that was not fun last night as FC Dallas got off on the wrong foot in Chicago and never bounced back.
// FC Dallas //
For the second straight season, the Chicago Fire have stopped a good run by FCD. Some things you just can't explain well and that continues to be one of them.
Even though the loss wasn't great, it was something that FCD can look back on and be humbled by. They really expected to walk into the Windy City and easily leave with something.
// MLS //
Matt Doyle checks in with his usual weekend piece and he quickly discusses yesterday's FCD loss to Chicago. He really likes Chicago's Matt Polster here. The rookie did have a solid game yesterday, I will say that.
Seriously, this kind of stuff is why FCD has to get a big time Mexican player like Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez. I really hope the Hunts see this sort of thing because it would be the same thing here in Dallas. Can you imagine DFW lined with fans as he arrived here? I can.
It as a nice road win over Seattle on Saturday but just look at the Caps schedule of the next couple of weeks. It is brutal. If they make it through that stretch and are still at or near the top of the league, then I'll be a believer.
Yes, people are already talking playoffs here. It is August after all.
If Jason Kreis wants to get his new side into the post season dance, he has to figure out how to use all the big names in the right way.
Just the graphic alone is worth seeing in this one.