It has been a few years since the Brimstone Cup made its way to Dallas.
// FC Dallas //
There was plenty to break down from Saturday's win and the biggest may have been Fabian Castillo's ridiculous pass to Maxi Urruti for the game's first goal.
The full All-Star game roster came out yesterday evening on national TV and the lone FCD pick was actually the Commissioner's Pick in Mauro Diaz. I'm actually okay with less FCD guys named to this game given the amount of games on the schedule right now.
For a little more on the national titles won this weekend, here is a great recap from our own Ben Lyon.
After Wednesday's drubbing in Seattle, FCD did well to control the game at home and not drop anymore points.
Very classy stuff from the supporters on Saturday to take a moment of silence in the fifth minute.
// MLS //
Not too many surprise names on the list for me but it was good to see a couple rookies make the cut too. Again, I'm glad less FCD guys made the team. Save some legs for the important stuff.
It didn't take long for Orlando to go after a fairly big named coach in MLS. I just hope that ownership group can handle waiting on things to settle a bit before Jason Kreis is able to work his magic.
This is a pretty big get for a new club as Jones will stay in Trinidad for a half season loan until January when he join Atlanta. From the sounds of things he isn't a DP hit either, which is impressive.
Sunday saw a big game between the two Cascadia Cup rivals go to the way of the defending MLS champs. Sure, Seattle got a big win on Wednesday over FCD but against a full strength squad they looked terrible again.
Improvement still needs to happen in NYC apparently despite a solid 3-1 win on the road. Not sure how NYCFC is doing it on the road in the manner that they are this season though.