We're back at it for another week here as FC Dallas looks to get over their loss in KC.
// FC Dallas //
Six big saves on the night for Jesse Gonzalez, who still has a thing or two to learn here. Like when not to come out all crazy after a ball and cause a penalty instead.
They hung around with SKC for the first 65 minutes or so on Friday but Sporting was just too much at home to contend with.
// MLS //
This is a rather long one from Matt Doyle to finish off the weekend but it is worth going through considering the types of games that we had in MLS this weekend. For FCD to lose right now, they picked a decent weekend not to really lose that much ground on anyone above them. Though that Supporters' Shield may stay in NY with the way things are going.
The real big news from the weekend was the house cleaning in the Windy City. Chicago dumped Frank Yallop (finally) and a couple assistant coaches. Brian Bliss now steps in as interim manager while Nelson Rodriguez steps into the front office. Let's just say that second move there with Rodriguez is more intriguing as MLS is certainly keeping a close eye on this franchise.
New England has a pretty decent academy system and right now they have one of the better young players in the country waiting to be signed. Seeing this makes me want to advocate for a FCD HGP signing here soon.
A pretty good list to see how injured teams in the East have been this season. I'm rather thankful that FCD hasn't had to deal with the long list of injuries that we have seen over the last couple of years.
It has been a rather up and down (maybe mostly down) year for Seattle but they are starting to piece things together at the right time. First trophy in the bag with the Cascadia Cup returning to Washington for the first time since 2011.