The weekend is already here as FC Dallas is getting set to take on Colorado tomorrow night.
// FC Dallas //
One of the bigger news spots yesterday in our world revolved around a press release by US Soccer that stated academy star Weston McKennie was on his way to Germany. It turns out that was premature and FCD has gotten a little more aggressive with their HGP offer.
It is no shocker to see a few FCD guys go from winning a national title to playing with the national team.
A little preview of sorts from our network friends out in Colorado. Some interesting thoughts on how they are viewing this is a bigger rivalry game to them than RSL.
Another nice video here on Matt Hedges as it talks about his family and his mom in particular.
// MLS //
It is a little funny that the two best teams (Colorado and Dallas) right now only have a pair of players going to this game. But at the end of the day, I don't think the fans (at least here) are too upset over losing players to a meaningless friendly.
Je-Vaughn Watson, our old pal, was a big hero the other night for the Revs in the USOC.
A good bit of reading here as former MLS man Ivan Gazidis talks about what the league needs to continue to push here in the coming years.
I continue to think that the Eastern Conference race is anyones' game at the moment outside of maybe Columbus and Chicago.
Some interesting moves are starting to take place down in Florida as Orlando looks to open up some big spots on their roster for the final weeks of the transfer window.
35,000 for a friendly is always a big statement, especially when the host is a third division team that is brand new.