It is hard to believe that this month is half over already but we push forward as FC Dallas gets ready for SKC.
// FC Dallas //
As of right now, FCD is firmly in the Supporters' Shield race as they have some games-in-hand over teams like Vancouver and LA. Those two games next month with the Caps may very well determine whether or not FCD wins this thing.
// MLS //
This is always a big debate each fall, the annual youngster list. I do see several FCD players on the shortlist for this, which likely means we'll see a few make the cut in to the top 24 again.
While a lot of MLS teams use a mixed lineup in the group stage of the CCL, DCU is almost going full reserves here. They just need a draw at home tonight to advance.
I'll say this off the bat, this one is kind of long but it does paint a good picture as to why people decide to come to MLS. It isn't all million dollar contracts like in England.
Huge blow for the Sounders' defense as they head towards a big playoff run battle down the stretch. Torres hasn't competed in a ton of games since joining the team in the summer but you could already sense at how good he would be for them.
As much as we get annoyed by Mauro Diaz missing a few games here and there for 'injuries' that we cannot explain, I have to say I am thankful we aren't having to figure out if FCD is dealing with more injuries than the rest of the West this season.
Speaking of Orlando, their owners are reportedly about to announce a NWSL expansion team. Very cool to see another MLS owner getting involved with the women's league.
It is certainly entertaining in some ways to see how this club is evolving over time. I can't say I agree with everything they are doing here but they are at least catching some folks attention in LA.
So Grant Wahl and Brian Straus found where Preki was hiding, or hanging out...or whatever.