Happy Labor Day everyone! If for whatever reason you’re online and not by a lake or next to a grill or at the outlet mall, come enjoy some soccer news from the weekend.
// FC Dallas //
If there was ever a game that embodied “Busca La Forma”, this was it.
It’s a tight race between Mauro Diaz and Matt Hedges for team MVP this year, but make no mistake, this offense goes where Diaz leads it.
A lot of love and talk from MLS’ Matt Doyle in his breakdown of the Portland game but also their season and roster build up.
Personally, of all the trophies that a MLS side can win, this is the one I covet the most.
// MLS //
Had no idea that Chris Pontius was pondering early retirement. But good to see him find his place with the Union.
Of all the positions Colorado needed to upgrade, goalkeeper wasn’t one of them.
NYCFC have gone winless on the road in four games. Welcome to MLS, NYCFC.
An impressive feat for Arena who will go down as one of the best American soccer coaches of all time.
// USMNT & USWNT //
Sacha Klejstan makes his return and is it possible to slow down the Pulisic hype train at this point? A draw or win tomorrow will put the USMNT into the Hex.
Rapinoe kneels during national anthem in ‘nod to Kaepernick’.
Ugh. This one was hard to read. Lauren Holiday, World Cup Winner and Olympic Gold medalist, has been diagnosed with operable brain tumor. She’s also pregnant. Thoughts, prayers and good vibes to Lauren and her husband Jrue.