While FC Dallas is off this week, the United States men’s national team is gearing up for a big match.
// FC Dallas //
When the club returns to league play early next month against Minnesota, they’ll be without Maynor Figueroa.
I’m apart of the group that helps vote on this sort of thing and Maxi was my clear number one choice.
One more from the New England game here as we handed out some grades yesterday as well.
One fun thing overhearing in the locker room on Saturday was Kellyn Acosta and Figueroa talking about the international break and how they wished each other good luck. Except for when they play one another of course.
The Dallas Cup is nearly here and the draw came out yesterday for the Super Group. First up is a game against Everton. Oh boy.
// MLS //
It was certainly a risk for the Fire to add the German legend but sometimes you have to do that in this game and in this league.
And now some words about how he will definitely rearrange the formation for the Fire in the coming weeks. I’m curious to see how he fits in with Dax McCarty and Juninho.
In a day where the league looked like it was pushing forward and getting younger stars to come here, they go and add another aging World Cup player.
We tossed around the idea of this post between our staff but someone beat us to it. Good to know they like the FCD one. That Toronto one is bad news folks. Who does ABC order in things like this?
I still believe this will be one of the four cities (five if we get to throw Miami out of the mix).
Dang, the hottest scorer in MLS is going to be staying here a little while longer now.
// USMNT //
I’d be curious to see how Bruce Arena really makes this group look new again but it should be a good test this weekend.
Adding guys like Chris Wondolowski should tell you all you need to know about the depth with this team.