The week rolls into the midway point here as FC Dallas continues to prepare for Portland.
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This was the big topic of discussion yesterday as we got to see who was making what in 2017. The big earners are Mauro Diaz, Roland Lamah, Carlos Gruezo and Matt Hedges.
Paxton Pomykal is certainly something special here folks. He’s doing it on the national stage now.
The hardship rule in MLS can work to your advantage if you want it to and FCD dipped into it last weekend when Chris Seitz went down with a hamstring injury.
Even without Diaz, FCD has been able to do some pretty impressive things through two months of the season.
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With the league-wide report of salaries revealed yesterday, the list of millionaire players in MLS is growing at a pretty staggering rate.
If you want a good list of which clubs are spending big, this is a good place to start.
Here is a pretty solid starting XI, going the value route based on the salaries revealed. We get to see Michael Barrios make this list due to his crazy $100k salary.
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Plenty of Kellyn Acosta love in this piece by Matt Doyle. Victor Ulloa also gets a brief mention as well.
A hip injury is nothing easy to deal with long term, so I wouldn’t be shocked to see Portland give their star Diego Valeri a break for a week to heal up.
The last couple weeks for Minnesota have been a lot better. The goals stopped leaking in and the attack actually looks like a solid one.
And finally, this: