The start of the season is almost here as FC Dallas returns from their Argentine trip.
// FC Dallas //
One of our new writers has some thought on how FCD will fare without Diaz early on this season.
Some think he’ll breakout and be a big star, while others are cautious with Michael Barrios. I think it all comes down to how much pressure is taken off of him with the new additions.
Ten days, seven or eight games (I lost count) and a lot to take in.
I keep working at lowering my excitement and expectations for some of these HGPs but boy it is hard not to enjoy what you are seeing out of them so far this preseason.
// MLS //
People want to do what FC Dallas is doing. Its going to be a copy cat league in that regard.
The Whitecaps sent a decent amount of allocation money to Minnesota to get the top allocation spot yesterday in this deal. Fredy Montero fits a need for the Whitecaps but I would contest that they still have midfield and defensive issues to address.
This would be a big shocking to me as I would have thought Sigi Schmid was the prime coaching target for LAFC. But Bob Bradley is as good, if not better, given he’ll want to prove himself in this role.
Again I will say it, I like this kind of DP signing for NYCFC. Gone are the aged European players and in come the younger South Americans.
The blue and yellow kit has been a favorite of mine for a while now. This edition isn’t bad.
Audi Field does have a nice ring to it.
More season preview material here as we get a deeper look at one of our main rivals up in Kansas.
Good grief, we may have a Eastern Conference version of Seattle on our hands with these kinds of numbers.