And just like that we are at another game day as FC Dallas is getting ready to get revenge on Portland.
// FC Dallas vs Portland //
Mauro Diaz will play when he is healthy. Where have we heard that phrase before?
First Portland tonight on the road and then back home against the league-leaders in SKC. Yeah, this could very well be a make or break type of week.
Maximiliano Urruti is happy to make his return to Portland where he spent the last couple of years with the Timbers. But don't be surprised if he goes all out tonight in this game.
It isn't just that they're going to be without Darlington Nagbe tonight, they also have a slew of other injuries to deal with.
Right now Timber fans aren't too pleased with the effort and toughness of their club.
He has a sprained ankle though, which I've always been told can be worse than a fracture anyways.
// MLS //
Expansion will continue to remain a hot topic around MLS for some time as the league plans to be in Sacramento this week. I would imagine after the way things started last weekend in San Antonio though they will be traveling there as well. This piece is a bit long but it is well worth the time to spend on this morning.
Here is a few more quotes on how the league nearly closed things down back in the day.
And even more fallout from the de Jong tackle as this one looks at how all the skilled guys in the league spend some time on the injury report during the season.
LAFC has already stated they want to get a USL side formed before they get into MLS, so the natural fit does seem to go for one team that isn't the Galaxy in the area.
// World Cup //
This may end up being a fascinating story to watch over the next year or so. We all know the US can host a World Cup at the drop of a hat but Mexico seems to believe they could do so as well.