Another month is in the books with FC Dallas atop the league table.
// FC Dallas //
The first bit of news that hit yesterday morning was that of Weston McKennie signing in Germany. It is what it is folks but lets be happy for the young man in this move too.
While I don’t understand who is working the photo selection at the DMN (a photo of RSL celebrating a goal, really?), it is good seeing that FCD is getting a little lighter schedule this week before another round of crazy back-to-back games.
// MLS //
Every fall we get the same issue of league games going on during a FIFA window. Thankfully for FCD this weekend, Portland has about as many absences. Still, it would be nice to see the league respect those dates better.
Kind of crazy that Sporting KC was the one that blocked Keegan Rosenberry from being a Homegrown player in Philly. But he landed there anyways through the draft and is now becoming one of the league’s better defenders in the process.
Part of me is starting to wonder if MLS has passed up Dominic Kinnear a bit in the last couple of seasons. Sure he made a couple MLS Cups with Houston not so long ago but these last three seasons of his haven’t been anything special.
Yeah, it wasn’t too pretty either. They need Jozy Altidore to really step up in these next few weeks too.
Injuries continue to hit LA. Yesterday this one became official as Gyasi Zardes is out with a broken foot. LA still has their three DPs that can do damage but Zardes is a big hit in my book.
Between the injuries to key players and the Nigel de Jong transfer, LA is suddenly looking much different for Bruce Arena.
A midseason DP signing is always risky in MLS as it usually means you are planning more for the future. In Seattle though, Nicolas Lodeiro is proving you can find talent that can contribute right away.
We heard from Minnesota’s GM on the same matter a couple weeks back but now we’re getting even more confirmation on the matter.