FC Dallas moves on to the final week of the regular season here as they get set to go to Guatemala.
// FC Dallas //
We saw earlier in the year how RSL managed to slow FCD down in the attack. Seattle followed that way and then some on Sunday. Without Mauro Diaz it may be another story on how to slow FCD down.
Seeing Carlos Ruiz score was awesome, but those injuries were certainly rough to take in.
Yeah, a MLS Cup would make everything all better.
As we all should be aware, right now FCD has the driver’s seat in terms of hosting throughout the playoffs.
I don’t care who you are, when you lose your MVP-level player in any sport it takes a lot to overcome that.
And a little more salt on the wounds here.
// MLS //
It wasn’t just Diaz and Kellyn Acosta going down that made headlines on Sunday. We saw other big names like Diego Valeri go out as well.
This is the kind of drama MLS hoped for in setting up two straight Sundays with games kicking off at the same time. Loads of drama.
If I had to peg one team as the ‘Portland’ of 2016 going into the playoffs, it may be DCU. Or it maybe New York Red Bulls. Hell, it may just be Portland.
One of the bigger news items late yesterday was how Columbus is actively looking at their stadium options. They want to be more downtown in Columbus if they don’t get some government money to do upgrades to MAPFRE Stadium.
Thanks to the way the standings are going to lay out here and with FCD’s win in the USOC, Colorado is the next team in line to pick up a spot out of the Western Conference.
Eh, I don’t know how true that really is anymore. In some cases, sure. But I’ve enjoyed seeing the league grow with a lot more South American talent.
Basically no one was hiring in MLS, or anywhere else? I kid, I kid. Preki will do well again in the USL in that market.