The regular season is in the books now as FC Dallas begins work on their MLS Cup playoff run.
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It wasn’t a pretty game by any stretch but it was just enough for FC Dallas to claim their first Supporters’ Shield on Sunday afternoon in LA.
One of the best parts of winning the Shield is claiming home field advantage in the playoffs. The further FCD goes, the home field advantage resides with us.
Two down. One to go. Now I feel more inclined to talk the treble.
With the five-game crapshoot that is the MLS Cup Playoffs, anything is possible. But I do think this bunch, even without Mauro Diaz can pull together a five game stretch. The last month or so they’ve proven the path of draw on the road and win at home. You do that in those five games, you will win it all.
I’m thankful the Shield was there in LA to help FCD celebrate yesterday and not in Colorado. It did feel kind of wrong to root for Houston as much as we did yesterday.
No other MLS team has done it but FCD is five games away from something truly historic.
Again, two down and one to go. But the playoffs are a hot mess to deal with.
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Its been a long and hard fought season for sure but there is now the playoffs at hand to deal with starting this Wednesday.
Another weekend recap post to take in this morning.
A 4-1 beating in Vancouver was not what anyone expected but then again the 2016 Timbers were not what anyone expected. I’m starting to believe their 2015 run was just a fluke.
Injuries are killer but so is a lack of quality depth.
I’ve been saying for a few weeks now that New York may be one of the scarier teams out of the other side of the MLS bracket. Let me put it to you this way, they haven’t lost a MLS game since July 3.
New York’s USL side is going to be very good for years to come with the way they are building things there. If you ask me, FCD need to look at how they are approaching things and follow suit when they set up their own USL club.