We’re at the midway point in our week here as we’re beginning to gear up for this weekend’s game.
// FC Dallas //
FC Dallas vs Portland Timbers: Game grades | Big D Soccer
The lone construction worker continues to get high remarks, but what about everyone else?
FC Dallas vs Portland Timbers: What we learned | Big D Soccer
Can FC Dallas remain unbeaten until Mauro Diaz returns this summer? If they continue to play like they did against Portland, it won't be easy.
Walker Zimmerman: Worst Dressed to Nice Threads | FC Dallas
So Zimmerman went from worst to best in the clothes department? Alright then.
Why tying goal for FC Dallas in draw with Portland was so special for Maxi Urruti, coach Oscar Pareja | Dallas Morning News
Goals against former clubs are always a big deal for players and this one for Maxi was pretty darn big.
// MLS //
Armchair Analyst: What your team needs as the Transfer Window closes | MLSsoccer.com
No shocker to see that others think we'll sit tight during the next few months. But I figure we have a Clavijo special coming soon enough.
Wiebe: In Portland, Diego Valeri finds the quiet community life he craves | MLSsoccer.com
I do like seeing how Portland has rallied around Valeri over the years.
Chris Schuler suspended one match | RSL Soapbox
Schuler will miss RSL’s match against FC Dallas this weekend after a decision from the MLS Disciplinary Committee. Also RSL has a ton of injuries in their defense so losing Schuler is a tough thing.
Schweinsteiger still shaking off the rust from Manchester United nightmare | Goal.com
The German legend has enjoyed a smooth transition to life in MLS and in American. You can't say that all the time about some big names that come over from Europe this late in their careers.
What MLS teams lose when they don't value soul | FourFourTwo
Trading away fan favorites is always a tricky game to play in this league. Seeing how New York gambled on that this past winter is pretty telling to me.
MLS in talks with Real Sociedad over Mexico forward Carlos Vela | ESPN FC
MLS has resumed its pursuit of Real Sociedad and Mexico international forward Carlos Vela. Yes please.
MLS Rowdies sounds good, but not sold on it happening | TBO.com
I want to see Tampa Bay back in MLS...I really do but I don't think it is strong enough to leap some of the other bids out there.
Could the US build a national training center? | SI.com
If you have the money, then yes, do it. I can't see a reason why the USSF wouldn't do something like this to help improve the quality of the national teams.