Saturday was a little more like it for FC Dallas as they picked up three more points.
// FC Dallas //
There was certainly a lot to be happy with on Saturday, even though it did take a majority of the game to finally get on the board.
We knew FCD wouldn't be thrilled with how things went in Houston but to see a shutout performance was definitely a step in the right direction.
It shouldn't be too surprising to see some of the academy teams doing well in the Dallas Cup so far. The U-18s on the other hand have an uphill battle in front of them in their tough Super Group.
There was some nice quotes in this one from both Oscar Pareja and Dominic Oduro, who was always one of those guys that was fun to talk to when he was in a Dallas uniform.
// MLS //
Matt Doyle checks in with his usual slew of thoughts from this past week in the league. Lots of interesting results again this week as we saw teams like Seattle lose another game.
One of the worst kept secrets out there came true yesterday morning as the Rapids announced the signing of Tim Howard. I'll try to get more into this later but three and a half years is a bold move but even more so is the money associated with this deal.
Kind of crazy to see the full circle here for Tim Howard who began his career with the MetroStars back in the day.
No surprise here that the current keeper in Colorado isn't too pleased with how things are panning out for him. I
Why has Colorado made any move this last couple of months. I'd imagine a lot of them have had to do with clearing space for an aging goalkeeper.
That first penalty kick to Vancouver was super, super soft. Not many refs would call that a foul. Still, you have to credit the Whitecaps for getting the win either way.