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.
It was a very slow week, and will likely remain so with most league seasons concluded outside of North America. The biggest story of the week, is the rumors surrounding Fabian Castillo, followed by Super Raton’s return to Bolivia.
Europe - (Season concluded)
Fabian Castillo (FCD - Trabzonspor/Super Lig): The transfer talk for Castillo continues to heat up, as current rumors have a Spanish side showing serious interest in the Colombian winger:
At this time, this is nothing more than a rumor, so don’t get too excited over silly season talk.
Mexico - (Season concluded)
Central America & South America
Blas Perez (FCD - Club Blooming/Bolivia): Blas returned to the fold for Club Blooming, and got the start on Tuesday, June 20, at home against Petrolero Yacuiba. Blas played 81 minutes, as Blooming went on to win 2-0. Blas picked up a yellow card in the 64th minute.
Blas did not suit up on Saturday night, due to card accumulation, as Blooming lost 3-1 at Real Potosi.
The win and loss combine to keep Blooming in 6th place.
Major League Soccer
The loss sees New England remain 8th place in the Eastern League.
The victory sees Atlanta United FC climb to the 6th place in the Eastern Conference.
Zach Loyd (FCD - Atlanta United FC): Did not suit up for Saturday’s game against the visiting Rapids. AUFC won 1-0 at home against the Colorado Rapids.
Jared Jeffrey (DFW - D.C. United): Jared started on Saturday and played 90 minutes.
Dillon Powers (DFW - Colorado Rapids): Dillon Powers started on Saturday at Atlanta United FC, and played 81 minutes as Colorado lost 1-0.
The loss sees The Rapids remain dead last in the Western Conference.
Dillon started Tuesday night as Colorado traveled to FC Dallas, in the 5th round of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. Powers had to leave the field in the 34th minute due to injury, as Colorado lost 3-1, and was eliminated from the USOC.
USL & NASL (All USL Games are available for replay on USL YouTube)
Corben Bone (DFW - FC Cincinnati): Corben started and played 90 minutes on Saturday. Corben continued his good form, and helped FC Cincinnati gain a 2-0 victory over the visiting Saint Louis FC.
The win sees FC Cincinnati to 6th place in the Eastern Conference.
Stephen McCarthy (DFW - San Antonio FC): Stephen started and played 90 minutes. San Antonio FC suffered its first loss of the USL season, losing 1-0 at the Colorado Springs Switchbacks.
The loss keeps San Antonio FC 2nd place in the Western Conference.
Devin Vega (AP - San Antonio FC): Devin suited up and came on in the 67th minute, as SAFC lost 1-0 at the Colorado Springs Switchbacks.
Eric Avila (FCD - Phoenix Rising): Avila suited up, but did not play as the Phoenix Rising settled for a 1-1 home draw against Real Salt Monarchs SLC.
The draw sees the Phoenix Rising drop to 10th place in the Western Conference.
Ruben Luna (FCD/AP - RGVFC Toros): Ruben suited up an came on in the 67th minute, as RGVFC suffered a crushing 6-2 defeat at Sacramento Republic FC..
The loss dropped RGVFC to 9th place in the Western Conference.
Conor Doyle (DFW - Puerto Rico FC): There was no game played this weekend, due to inclement weather. The game scheduled against the Jacksonville Armada, was postponed until Wednesday night.
H. H. & A.’s “Match of the Week”: FC Cincinnati vs. Chicago Fire, Tonight 7pm Central, YouTube & ESPN2
FC Cincinnati hosts Chicago tonight, and while many talk about what a great rivalry FC Cincinnati-Columbus Crew could become, let’s not forget that Cincinnati could also become a great rivalry for the Chicago Fire. 25,000 tickets have already been sold for this match, and the crowd could exceed 30,000 come game time.