Man, it is cold outside right now here in Dallas. It appears as though fall went straight into winter for a day. Let’s warm up with some daily links to discuss...
// FC Dallas //
2018 FC Dallas player recap: Tesho Akindele - Big D Soccer
What exactly does FC Dallas get out of our Canadian striker? Seriously, we're trying to figure this one out as best we can.
Nine FC Dallas Academy Products in 2018 NCAA College Cup | FC Dallas
I see four names, maybe five on this list that will do well with the FCD 2 team next year.
// MLS //
FC Cincinnati reveal new MLS crest and colors for expansion season | MLSsoccer.com
I think the old crest was better but I can definitely live with this one. I do wish teams would stop giving out the logo explainer card each time they reveal a brand. It's to hokey.
Armchair Analyst: One big Q for each of the Conference Championship teams | MLSsoccer.com
None of the four teams left are perfect but we do get a group that has some intriguing questions about them.
LA Galaxy's Zlatan Ibrahimovic named 2018 MLS Newcomer of the Year | MLSsoccer.com
This one shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone.
Injury Update: Darlington Nagbe “week to week” with hamstring strain - Dirty South Soccer
The midfielder has withdrawn from participation with the U.S. Men’s National Team this week as he tries to get healthy for the conference finals.
Portland's instant-classic win over Seattle epitomizes unpredictable conference semifinals | ESPNFC
Portland's penalty-shootout win over Seattle will go down in MLS lore, and it perfectly encapsulated the wildly entertaining conference semifinals.
Three Thoughts: New York Red Bulls trample Columbus Crew in second leg of 2018 MLS Eastern Conference Semifinal - Once A Metro
RBNY is still alive in the 2018 MLS playoffs thanks to an emphatic win at Red Bull Arena over Columbus Crew.
Twitter Reacts: Columbus Crew SC loses but there’s actually next year - Massive Report
Despite the Black & Gold losing to the Red Bulls, fans remain optimistic for next season.