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Hoops Home & Abroad: Weston climbing the USMNT ranks?

Weston McKennie continues to raise his chances of getting a USMNT call up.

Welcome to another week of Big D Soccer’s coverage of your favorite players with ties to FC Dallas, the FCD Academy, and the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

Weston continues to shine in Germany, Parks can’t shake his “minor injury”, and Blas continues his scoring slump.


Weston McKennie (AP - Schalke 04/Bundesliga): Weston suited up Sunday against visiting Wolfsburg. Weston came on in the 77th minute, with his team attempting to hold on to 1-0 lead. Schalke 04 allowed a stunning last minute goal in the 93rd minute, and was forced to settle for the 1-1 draw.

The draw, keeps Schalke 04 in 5th place on the Bundesliga Table, just 6 points out of 1st.

In other news:

Let’s just say that Weston is skyrocketing up the rankings, and fans are beginning to wonder when, and not if, Weston will get a call up to the USMNT?

Next Match: Freiburg vs. Schalke 04, Saturday, November 4, 9:30am

Keaton Parks (DFW - Benfica II/Segunda Liga): Keaton is still nursing a minor injury, and did not suit up in Saturday’s 4-0 loss at Gil Vicente. The loss drops Benfica II to 10th place in the Segunda Liga Table.

Benfica II hosted Santa Clara, Wednesday morning.

Next Match: Benfica II vs. Penafiel, Sunday, November 5, 9:00am

David Texeira (FCD - Vitoria Guimaraes/Primeira Liga): David suited up, but did not play in Sunday’s 3-1 victory at Desportivo Aves.

The win sees Vitoria Guimaraes climb to 8th place in the Primeira Liga Table.

Next Match: UEFA Europa League - Vitoria Guimaraes vs. Olympique De Marseille, Thursday, November 2, 3:05pm

Fabian Castillo (FCD - Trabzonspor/Super Lig): Fabian suited up Sunday against visiting Galatasaray. It was a foul mired match that saw both teams lose a player to a red card in the 45th minute. Trabzonspor would go on to gain a 2-1 victory, that saw Fabian sub in to the match in the 93rd minute, by which time Galatasaray was down to 9 men with the match pretty much over.

The win sees Trabzonspor climb to 11th place in the Super Lig Table.

Next Match: Keyserispor vs. Trabzonspor, Saturday, November 4, 6:00pm

Mexico - Apertura Torneo

Rogelio Funes Mori (DFW - Monterrey/Liga MX): Rogelio did not suit up in Saturday’s 2-0 victory over visiting America.

The win keeps Los Rayados 1st place in the Liga MX Table.

Monterrey hosted Santos Laguna, Wednesday in Copa MX action.

Next Match: Lobos BUAP vs. Monterrey, Saturday, November 4, 6:00pm

Alejandro Zendejas (FCD/AP - Atletico Zacatepec/Ascenso MX): Alex started Saturday against visiting Universidad Guadalajara. Alex played the full match, as Zacatepec got the 2-0 victory.

The win sees Atletico Zacatepec jumpt to 5th place in the Ascenso MX Table.

Next Match: Alebrijes De Oaxaca vs. Atletico Zacatepec, Saturday, November 4, 8:00pm

Omar Gonzalez (DFW - Pachuca/Liga MX): Omar suited up, but did not play in Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Santos Laguna.

The draw moves Pachuca to 10th place in the Liga MX Table

Next Macth: Pachuca vs. Queretaro, Saturday, November 4, 8:05pm

Central America & South America

Blas Perez (FCD) & Nicholas Hagen (AP - Municipal/Guatemala): Nick & Blas both started Sunday against visiting Deportivo Petapa. The Municipal attack continued to struggle, and Municipal lost 1-0. Municipal now finds itself in a 4 match winless streak (0-1-3), which has seen them score just 1 goal in that time.

The loss drops Municipal to 7th place in the Liga Nacional Table.

Next Match: Guastatoya vs. Municipal, Sunday, November 5, 2:30pm

Moises Hernandez (FCD/AP - Comunicaciones/Guatemala): Moises started Sunday at Suchitepequez. Moises started at Center Back, and played the full match. Los Cremas earned a 2-2 draw,, and now climb back to 5th place in the Liga Nacional Table.

Next Match: Comunicaciones vs. Xelaju, Saturday, November 4, 6:00pm

Anibal Chala (FCD - LDU Quito, Loan/Ecuador): Anibal started Saturday at Barcelona SC. Chala played 86 minutes, and LDU Quito lost 2-0.

The loss ends LDU Quito’s 7 match unbeaten streak, and drops them to 5th place in the Primera A Table.

Next Match: LDU Quito vs. El Nacional, Saturday, November 4, 6:30pm

Major League Soccer

Greg Garza (DFW - Atlanta United FC): Greg did not suit up due to injury, and Atlanta was eliminated from the playoffs following a 0-0 draw that lead to a 3-1 loss on PKs.

Season is now concluded.

USL & NASL (All USL Games are available for replay on USL YouTube)

Stephen McCarthy (DFW), Connor Presley (AP - San Antonio FC): McCarthy started Saturday as San Antonio hosted the Oklahoma City Energy in a USL Western Conference Semifinal. San Antonio would be eliminated 4-1 on PKs following a 1-1 draw.

Season is now concluded.