Six points out of the two home games last week was exactly what FC Dallas fans were looking for.
// FC Dallas //
After three straight road shutouts losses, FC Dallas returned home last week to get two straight wins over conference rivals. In a way that is exactly how you need to respond.
I talked to Tesho Akindele after the Portland game about his jersey and his immediate comment was that it was totally worth whatever fine MLS hands him.
Two wins but more importantly, the offense is starting to show signs of life again.
Just looking around the locker room this past week, you can tell the mood is much better and the guys are miles more confident than they were before the Portland game.
No doubt about it, FCD was the better team on Saturday night as they handled Seattle well in all areas of the game.
From the Seattle side of things, they just chalked it up to not being good enough on the night.
// MLS //
Taylor Twellman had a few words about the potential Zlatan to LA rumors that began swirling around last week.
Some how you can put a player like Zlatan on a discovery list in MLS. Philly apparently was the first team to do so this season and could end up cashing in on it if he were to actually come here this season.
Boy, there was a lot to chew on this week in MLS from the wild game at BMO Field between Vancouver and Toronto, to NYCFC knocking off Portland, to SKC possibly getting back on track with a win over Orlando.
Teams in the eastern conference are starting to make that race even more interesting.
So before the weekend some rumors out of Europe were suggesting that Celtic were starting to go after Houston head coach Owen Coyle. Now that looks to be off the table for now. Though I'm sure some Dynamo fans wouldn't be upset to see him go.
In light of last week's Kei Kamara trade to New England, here are a few others that really did a number on the league.