Another day without Fabian Castillo in camp as the saga continues to move on.
// FC Dallas //
A solid move by the club to add one more defensive piece at the end of the transfer window. They did give up some of their TAM to get him from Portland though but given the CCL games ahead, I’m all for that.
As far as Castillo goes, we don’t have any other updates than that from his agent:
Regresando de NY a Estambul/Turquia y mirando cosas muy positivas para Fabian Castillo en su trabajo como futbolista.— Raul Ramirez (@Raulfdoramirez) August 3, 2016
Basically it says the meetings went well. So once again, grain of salt and move on.
It should be noted that since Turkey’s transfer window closes on September 1, this thing could continue to drag out all month long even though the league’s window closes today.
Yesterday would have been Lamar Hunt’s birthday, so the club tweaked this page up a bit on honor of that. Really cool stuff to show the history of the club and the man himself.
While the TV broadcast will be on Univision Deportes tomorrow night (for those that get that channel), the English side of things will be on Facebook. Ah, the world we live in now where social media streams live games.
// MLS //
I’m not sure I entirely understand the argument here. I guess it is a more money, more problems kind of view? Either way, an increased demand in expansion fee to me means you get an ownership that really wants MLS, and can afford the means of running a team.
I think it is a little more complex than just saying that a new owner ponies up that kind of cash all at once. You know, payment plans and what not.
Philadelphia is full of player rumors at the moment and this one fascinates me a bit. CJ Sapong has had a decent season so far but would Philly really let him go right now?
I do find it interesting that teams (and MLS) are turning down a lot of bids this summer on key players. Its good to see TFC want to hold on to Michael Bradley here.
Portland continues to add pieces left and right here before their CCL run kicks off. Not to mention they have to find ways to replace Nat Borchers for the rest of the year. They already added Steven Taylor from Newcastle.
The flip side to not having some young Americans in MLS like some of us would like is that they are getting good exposure overseas. I still have my doubts for this current World Cup cycle though.