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.
Emerson Hyndman’s season comes to an abrupt end, Weston McKennie has an eventful week, and Super Raton has one as well.
Emerson Hyndman (AP - Rangers(Loan)/Scottish Premiership): Emerson was a late scratch for Rangers FC against Partick Thistle, and the news were not good:
The initial assessment on Emerson Hyndman's foot suggests the injury will keep him out for the rest of the season https://t.co/19KGxcvfrp— Nats Abroad (@NatsAbroad) May 7, 2017
Rangers would go on to win 2-1, but not long after, Hyndman’s time at Rangers FC came to an end:
Thus ends Hyndman’s season, and we'll have to wait till next season to see him again.
Fabian Castillo (FCD - Trabzonspor/Super Lig): Castillo suited up and came on in the 64th minute. Trabzonspor would go on to suffer a tough 3-2 loss at home against Kayserispor.
The loss keeps Trabzonspor in 5th place.
Weston McKennie (AP - Schalke 04/Bundesliga): Weston got the start in the final game of the season for Schalke 04 U19s. Schalke just needed a draw to advance to the U19 Bundesliga Final Series, and were trailing 1-0 in the second half, when McKennie found a way:
The goal secured a draw for Schalke o4, and a spot in the U19 Bundesliga Final Series against Bayer Munchen U19, with the first leg taking place tonight.
McKennie was rewarded for his efforts like this:
Tab Ramos confirms that Schalke didn't release its U-20 eligible players, & also blamed Fiorentina for Josh Perez not being on the U20 team— Ives Galarcep (@SoccerByIves) May 9, 2017
He did more than confirm, having this to say:
“Schalke was pretty straight forward in terms of, ‘Our U-19s are more important than your national team so they’re going to stay here until we’re done playing.’ That’s something for young players to look at when go to Europe. Sometimes you’re going to sign for a club that thinks your national team’s not that important at the youth level.”
-- U.S U-20 coach Tab Ramos
Omar Gonzalez (DFW - Pachuca/Liga MX): Gonzalez started and played 90 minutes, as Pachuca won 3-2 at America.
The win sees Pachuca finish the season in 10th place, and out of the Clausura playoffs.
Hector Montalvo (AP - Tigres UANL/Liga MX): Montalvo played with the Tigres UANL Sub 20 team, starting and playing 90 minutes in a 0-0 dras on Saturday.
Tigres UANL Sub 20 will play today in the Liga MX Clausura Playoffs against Necaxa Sub 20 at 10:00 am.
Rogelio Funes Mori (DFW - Monterrey/Liga MX): Mori suited up and came on in the 55th minute, as Monterrey looked to rest several of their starters. Monterrey would lose at home 2-1 to Morelia.
Monterrey will play tonight in the Liga MX Clausura Playoffs against Tigres UANL at 7:30pm.
Alejandro Zendejas (FCD/AP - Guadalajara/Liga MX): Zendejas played with the Chivas Sub 20 team on Saturday, getting the start and playing 90 minutes in a 1-1 draw against Necaxa.
Tonight will see the start of the Liga MX Sub 20 Clausura playoffs, and Chivas will face Monterey Sub 20 at 5:30 pm. They will be big underdogs, against the best team in the Clausura table.
Central America & South America
Moises Hernandez (FCD/AP - C.S.D. Comunicaciones/Guatemala): Suited up but did not play, as Comunicaciones earned a 0-0 draw against Malacateco.
Comunicaciones will now enter the Clausura playoffs as the 4th seed, and will face FCD’s CCL foe Suchitepequez this Thursday in the 1st leg of their series.
Blas Perez (FCD - Club Blooming/Bolivia): Super Raton got the start and wasted little time in making his presence known:
Perez struck in the 5th minute to put Blooming up early in a very important match against Guabira, the team just ahead of them on the table. Guabira would rally from being down 2-0 to tie it up in the second half and with time running out in added time, Super Raton saved the day:
The dagger came in the 91st minute, as Blooming won 3-2 at home and leap frogged Guabira into 3rd place on the table.
Then last week, this came to light:
VERGÜENZA. No va más. Blas Pérez se va de Blooming. Lleva más de tres meses sin salario..el goleador de enojó. pic.twitter.com/zhaEqdvtHt— mauricio porras (@rraspo73) May 10, 2017
It reads: SHAME. There will be no more. Blas Pérez is leaving Blooming. Has been more than three months without salary... the scorer is angry.
The word is that Blas will see out the season including the Clausura playoffs and will not return the following season. Blas, his teammates, and the coaching staff, have not been payed for the past three months.
Major League Soccer
Lee Nguyen (DFW - New England Revolution): Started and played 90 minutes. Lee had a solid game, getting six shots on goal, and three corners, but was simply unable to break through. The Revolution lost 2-0 at Columbus Crew SC.
The loss sees The Revolution drop to 9th place in the Eastern Conference.
Greg Garza (DFW - Atlanta United FC): Started and played 90 Minutes. Atlanta United was defeated 3-1 at New York City FC.
The loss sees AUFC drop to 7th place in the Eastern Conference.
Mikey Ambrose (AP - Atlanta United FC): Suited up but did not play in AUFC’s 3-1 loss to NYCFC.
Jared Jeffrey (DFW - D.C. United): Jeffrey started and played 90 minutes as DC United suffered a tough 1-0 loss at home against the Montreal Impact.
The loss sees DCU drop to 8th place in the Eastern Conference.
Dillon Powers (DFW - Colorado Rapids): Started and played 90 minutes as Colorado lost 1-0 at home against Vancouver Whitecaps FC.
The loss sees Colorado remain dead last in the Western Conference, with the worst record in MLS.
USL & NASL (All USL Games are available for replay on USL YouTube)
Corben Bone (DFW - Cincinnati FC): Started and played 90 minutes in Cincinnati FC's 1-1 draw at Richmond.
The draw keeps Cincinnati FC 7th place in the Eastern Conference.
Stephen McCarthy (DFW - San Antonio FC): Started and played 90 minutes, as San Antonio FC stayed undefeated with a 1-0 victory over visiting Sacramento Republic.
The win keeps SAFC 1st place in the Western Conference.
Devin Vega (AP - San Antonio FC): Suited up but did not play as San Antonio FC remained undefeated following their 1-0 victory over Sacramento Republic.
Ruben Luna (FCD/AP - RGVFC Toros): No game scheduled this past week.
Conor Doyle (DFW - Puerto Rico FC): Started and played 86 minutes as Puerto Rico suffered a last minute 2-1 loss at home against Miami FC.
H. H. & A.’s Where are they now?: Michel Garbini Pereira
Michel played for FC Dallas from 2013 to 2015, having been signed by the club after he impressed as a trialist during the 2013 preseason. Michel was best known for his left foot, which he used to become a regular threat on set pieces.
Michel is currently a key reserve for Miami FC of the NASL, after having played last season with the now defunct Oklahoma Rayo FC.
H. H. & A.’s “Match of the Week”: Monterrey vs Tigres UANL, Wednesday, May 10 7:30pm
A huge game tonight, as Monterrey, who finished 2nd in the Clausura table, faces red hot Tigres UANL. Tigres UANL are considered one of the most talented teams in all of the Americas, and many expect them to “turn it on” and make a run for the Clausura title.