Out of the gate I want to bring up a cool thing going on down in Houston for their recovery efforts. Former Dynamo player Stuart Holden is rallying the Houston soccer community around Hurricane Harvey relief effort. Really cool to see things like that happening as that area is still getting his by heavy rain.
And now some links.
// FC Dallas //
View from the East: Pitchfork Time? | Big D Soccer
Might be time to start calling people out, at least according to one of our writers.
What We Learned vs Columbus: Rare sights of Oscar Pareja criticism | Big D Soccer
Are FC Dallas fans being humbled by their team now fighting for a playoff spot instead of the Supporters’ Shield?
MAILBAG: Reggie Cannon, Cariaco Gonzalez, Atiba Harris and What's Happening with FC Dallas | FC Dallas
Plenty of good thoughts all around here on a couple players right now that I know plenty of people are asking questions about.
August 27 Episode | Podcasts - Soccer Today
Check in on the last segment of this podcast if you have already. Steve Davis does a great job of discussing what is going on with the team at the moment. Some very interesting thoughts.
// MLS //
Castillo: Would an official double-match week test MLS teams' mettle? | MLSsoccer.com
While I would rather have our main rivalry game with Houston on the weekend, I can see where some folks think weeks like last week are fun to watch.
Former Dynamo, Quakes boss Dominic Kinnear joins LA Galaxy coaching staff | MLSsoccer.com
Some folks are calling this a defensive coordinator type hire for the Galaxy. Personally, I just have no idea what to make of them anymore.
Dominic Kinnear joins LA Galaxy as assistant coach | LAG Confidential
Fomer Quakes manager is now Sigi’s right hand man. I do think this is on par with how long ago Bruce Arena was able to snag guys like Curt Onaflo and Dave Sarachan as assistants.
Record makers Toronto FC know that winning the MLS Cup is everything | ESPN FC
Everyone wants the trophy at the end. No doubt about it.
Villa's Spain recall more evidence that MLS won't doom international hopes | ESPN FC
David Villa is a beast, let's get that out there right now. Spain was right to call him in given his form this season. It is also a big feather in the cap for MLS too.