We’re nearing the end of the month here as FC Dallas is getting ready to host Vancouver this weekend.
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FC Dallas on Loan: Jacori Hayes scores his first professional goal | Big D Soccer
Hayes has looked good while he's been on loan this summer in Tulsa. You just wonder when he'll get his shot again with FCD.
What we learned from FC Dallas’ win over the Montreal Impact | Big D Soccer
We may need to call Saturday's win on the road a signature one given who all was out.
MONDAY MAILBAG: FC Dallas' Offensive Dilemma, Goalkeeping Shuffle and Petke Gold | FC Dallas
Plenty of good thoughts in this one, especially on the formation rotation that we're sure to see go on here with FCD moving forward.
Reynolds and U-16 Forward Padilla Called in to U.S. U-17 Camp | FC Dallas
More international calls for Bryan Reynolds here this season. My gut tells me we won't see him in a FCD uniform until next year with the way things are going.
Jesse Gonzalez: Bruce Arena played big role in US switch | MLSsoccer.com
I missed this one yesterday but it is still worth a read for those curious about how Jesse Gonzalez landed with the US.
Just two days after starting for Honduras, Figueroa steps up in Dallas' win | MLSsoccer.com
And for all that effort, he'll be suspended this weekend thanks to the yellow card he picked up. Bummer.
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Polak: Breaking down the top coaching moves of Week 20 | MLSsoccer.com
Nice comments on what Oscar Pareja did over the weekend in Montreal in this piece.
MLS rejected $4 billion media rights deal that hinged on promotion and relegation | ESPN FC
This is just a crazy deal that couldn't happen anyways. If anything, it gets the pro/rel crowd all worked up again.
Was $4B bid for MLS media rights tied to adopting pro/rel grandstanding? | ESPN FC
And here are more thoughts on this one.
Pro/Rel: Why $4 billion offer to MLS was non-starter | Soccer America
There are plenty of reasons why they quickly went against it.
'Place crest here' and other all-time American soccer uniform fails | FourFourTwo
There are plenty of fun ones in this but just watch the video with Kei Kamara at the top, its great.
D.C. has spent too much time fighting fires under Olsen, current ownership to truly grow | ESPN FC
DCU is in a bit of a pickle these days as they want to progress forward but can't do so with how they are currently run.
Report: Orlando City “Aggressively Pursuing” Sporting KC’s Dwyer | The Blue Testament
This would be a massive deal to be made for both sides as Orlando needs some offensive help and SKC is...well...I'm not sure what SKC's logic here is.