The summer transfer window has a few hours left on it to get deals done for MLS teams.
// FC Dallas //
This really has turned into the summer transfer deal that won’t go away. MLS and FC Dallas both are saying that the deal is dead and Fabian Castillo would be reporting back to Frisco this week. His agent has other plans though as he took meetings in New York with the league yesterday.
For the most part on Sunday evening, everyone was happy to hear that Castillo would be heading back to Texas.
Here is a really good look at what all has gone on in this saga between Castillo, the league, and in Turkey.
Here is one more look at Sunday’s game against the Caps. Plenty of good nuggets to chew on.
Maxi Urruti had some bad misses on Sunday but he made one count and it earned him a spot on the league’s team of the week.
// MLS //
The Champions League group stages kick off this week around the region. FCD has a home game on Thursday but I am curious to see how other teams will do.
This one hit yesterday evening as the Philadelphia Union are looking to snag USMNT midfielder Alejandro Bedoya from France. I’ve always wanted Bedoya in MLS and Philly would be a decent fit for him if you ask me.
Expansion fees are always going to continue to rise in MLS but to see them hit $200m is kind of crazy to me. But in a way that will weed out who is serious and who is not.
And of course the league had to downplay that number a bit.
It seems crazy to me that he has already achieved that mark in just a couple years time.
Very interesting but leave it to Seattle to pay up for a guy like this. I wouldn’t be surprised if he is a MVP type candidate next year though, seriously.
DCU has been doing this for a couple seasons now where they pull together a roster of guys that have a lot of MLS experience. Very bold strategy if you ask me.