The weekend ahead should be a good one as FC Dallas hosts Columbus.
// FC Dallas //
Both were teams that I picked to do well this year but so far the Crew have been struggling to get things going here.
So far the three goals in four games is a good return on Maximiliano Urruti. I still think we all agree that we'd like to have seen one more attacker brought in to the mix here but maybe once Carlos Lizarazo gets going he will be enough.
// MLS //
Matt Doyle did a little Q&A type post yesterday about the academy system in the league. He also goes into how New York signed six or seven HGPs in the offseason and then recently waived half of them. At least we know things are working well here with our HGPs.
I bet you didn't know that Atlanta was very close to being on of the original MLS cities. Here is a nice long explanation to their history with this league.
Portland has had some interesting kits over the few seasons they've been in MLS. My favorite has been their white retro kit or their most recent dark green third kit.
Kaka is starting to be a big time spokesperson for the league here. He wants all of his friends from South American and Europe to play in this league. Now if he can only attract some younger talent.
// USMNT //
Lets just say that it wasn't a good week away for Kellyn Acosta. But at least people get that he was out of his element at fullback on the international stage.
Since 2011, the US youth squads have missed out on at least one major tournament each year. Not good for the technical director Jurgen Klinsmann.
Some bold statements in this piece but all worth examining.