The MLS week got started off rather interestingly last night with three straight 1-1 draws.
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FCD doesn't get a ton of New York trips anymore with the conference set up in MLS. But Red Bull Arena has not been kind to them over the years.
FCD has three players on the U-18s at the moment and all are doing well, especially Weston McKinnie who scored the other day.
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This is some interesting data to look at. On one hand, it seems as if FCD is already safe for a potential playoff spot but on the other hand, they've nose-dived in the past out of first out of a playoff spot.
I know some of you aren't on board with a Detroit team but that stadium is pretty sweet looking. Makes me think how much behind the times Toyota Stadium is already getting.
ESPNFC's crew discuss whether or not going to Detroit makes sense for the league.
NYCFC looked as if they were going to survive a cagey match last night with Montreal at home but in the end our old pal Dominic Oduro rescued the points for the Impact.
Surprise, surprise, Frank Lampard is still out of the lineup for NYCFC. He has basically put himself atop the all-time bad additions list in MLS in my book. Which is saying something since I was such a big Lampard fan during his Chelsea days.
Boy, I will keep saying it, New England does not look like a playoff team. Even if they got a draw against the defending champs at home, they look nothing like a team that will make the post season.
This was a rather good result for FCD in the grand scheme of things though SKC is starting to reel a bit down the standings.
Need more talk of the officials? Here is a good piece that looks at why having the chief of the refs discuss openly the mistakes that the refs are making is a bad thing.