The calendar is going to be jam packed with stuff this week as FC Dallas has two games to contend with.
// FC Dallas //
Without Mauro Diaz, FC Dallas had to turn to veteran Mauro Rosales to do a lot of the creative work in the midfield on Saturday night.
Plenty of good clips in this one from the 2-2 draw to help wrap up this game.
Plenty of chances in this one went to waste as FC Dallas couldn't find a way to get past the Quakes.
At the end of the night though, the two mistakes in the back cost FCD three points at home. Hopefully this won't be a game we look back on in October and wonder what if.
We've discussed the next group of players on here from the FCD system. Dan Hunt recently mentioned in his Facebook chat that he thinks the next crop of HGPs could be the best yet out of the system.
// MLS //
The weekend went about as normal as one might have imaged it when the schedule came out until Nigel de Jong's tackle on Darlington Nagbe last night. Good grief that was ridiculous.
I'm still not sure why Alan Chapman only gave de Jong a yellow for that challenge. I also wonder who had week 6 as the time that de Jong would have a tackle like this.
Time to quickly start prepping for Wednesday's game in Portland as the Timbers now face time likely without Nagbe in the lineup.
Our old pal Je-Vaughn Watson is apparently afraid to put in any hard tackles this season. Come on Je-Vaughn, we all believe you're a little better than that.
The defending Supporters' Shield champs aren't looking so hot so far this season after they suffered another loss.