It is hard to believe that the offseason and preseason are pretty much over here.
// FC Dallas //
The depth is pretty solid in the back but what exactly are we thinking of this bunch going into the season? First off, having a pair of center backs like Matt Hedges and Walker Zimmerman is a good start.
We’ll have plenty more on this game in the coming days but here is a good starting point for more on our CCL opponents.
The HGPs are a special part of this group for sure but the way this team is been built over the last three years really is something to marvel at.
I missed this one over the weekend while I was away. I think this goes directly in line with the thinking that FCD will throw all their eggs in the CCL basket early in the year and then the playoff/MLS Cup basket late in the season.
Like I said, all the eggs are in that basket this year. I wouldn’t be shocked to see a lot of squad rotation this year on the way to the playoffs either.
// MLS //
I have to admit, the more I look at the bid from San Diego, the more I am starting to come around to the idea of a team in that city.
I don’t see how Freddy Adu will ever be back in MLS but Chicago is about as likely of a spot to land him as anyone else I suppose.
Teams are starting to realize pretty quickly here that defense does actually win in this league if you do it right. Seattle is a pretty good case of a team that got a defensive group that got healthy and good at the right moment last year.
This offseason has certainly been one that saw a lot of cash being spent and traded around in the league too.