FC Dallas is back on the road this week as they travel to Chicago tomorrow for a midweek game.
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FC Dallas vs San Jose Earthquakes: What we learned | Big D Soccer
One loss isn't bad after two and a half months of play but it showed a lot of work is still in front of this group to get to the ultimate prize.
Workhorse of the Week vs. San Jose Earthquakes - Big D Soccer
I don't think there is any shame in voting for no one but there are still some decent options from the loss last week.
TRAINING TALK: Matt Hedges on #CHIvFCD | FC Dallas
Thursday's game is going to be a tough one for FCD. Chicago has been good at home this season and will look for the upset.
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Week 12 tifo roundup: Celebrating Montreal history and resisting an empire | MLSsoccer.com
There have been some good tifo displays this year. I always enjoy the simple ones like this past week's in Minnesota and Montreal.
LA Galaxy fault Minnesota United's 'worst field' for injuries on artificial turf | ESPN FC
Let's continue to say it, turf is no good in MLS. I wish we could see a day that no MLS stadiums had the fake stuff.
Counting down the 5 best academies in Major League Soccer | FourFourTwo
There shouldn't be any shock as to where FCD landing in this ranking. I do love the hype of Dante Sealy.
MLS: Investment in USL teams begins to pay dividends | Soccer America
We're seeing more and more young players get the playing time they need in the USL before they come up to MLS.
Clint Dempsey makes the Sounders better | Sounder At Heart
Hard to believe that some Sounders fans think Clint Dempsey shouldn't be on the field.
Brian Schmetzer is struggling to solve Sounders' Clint Dempsey conundrum | FourFourTwo
But here is some more thoughts on the whole Dempsey-Sounders fun.