The first full week of the new year is in the books as we're at the weekend.
// FC Dallas //
A lot of interesting points to make about this year's schedule. We'll have a few thoughts of our own this weekend on it.
// MLS //
Our old pal Bobby Warshaw writes another solid piece for the league's website about how things go at the MLS Combine, which starts this weekend as well. I've heard a lot of similar stories like this from other players over the years about the Combine. 'It is what it is,' is usually the sentiment I hear a lot.
I know a lot of people are pretty 'meh' on the LAFC logo but it has already grown on me as one of the better ones in the league. But the big story here in my mind is seeing Ron Burgundy as part of the LAFC ownership group. I love it.
Well, it is in a way I suppose. But those are the next two expansion clubs so why not beat them to the punch on something?
This is such a puzzling trade in my mind, at least on first read. Brad Davis to SKC for a couple draft picks. Wow. Houston must have been really ready to shed that money off the salary cap.
While Seattle and the rest of MLS wait on Jordon Morris to make up his damn mind, the club did announce a new HGP yesterday.
I was pleasantly surprised to see a Texas Derby game on this list. But I also kind of hate that we're playing Houston two weeks into the season as well.
And SI.com gives us their ten games to circle this year on the calendar as well.
So Juninho leaves and LA may go after de Jong to replace him? Very interesting.