The week continues on here as we’re closing in on the return legs in the conference finals tomorrow night. But first some links to discuss...
// FC Dallas //
Building for 2019: Looking at the FC Dallas goalkeepers - Big D Soccer
All three from 2018 are coming back for another run but could FC Dallas do more here?
FC Dallas should look at another club legend for their next head coach - Big D Soccer
First of all folks, we wrote this in a pretty joking manner. But I do love the idea of finding another past legend and going down that route.
Óscar Pareja rumored to be interested in bringing FC Dallas players with him to Tijuana - FMF State Of Mind
Shortly after being announced as Xolos manager, Óscar Pareja was already being linked to some of his former players.
FC Dallas' USL League One Team to Hold Two Tryout Sessions Ahead of 2019 Season | FC Dallas
Wanna play on the division three level? Go for it.
Report: FC Dallas expected to make offer for Venezuelan Yeferson Soteldo | MLSsoccer.com
We discussed this one a little last week but now it appears to be getting more attention.
MLS alum Javier Morales leads FC Dallas U-13s to major tournament win | MLSsoccer.com
I love seeing guys like Morales stay with the club and work in the academy system like this.
// MLS //
Report: Portland Timbers could play 12 consecutive away games to open 2019 | MLSsoccer.com
Another MLS side opening up their season with a ton of road games, only to have a home-heavy slate towards the end. Makes you think that the Hunts did things so very wrong with Toyota Stadium's south end renovation.
Warshaw: Here's who I'd send to the spot if Leg 2 goes to penalties | MLSsoccer.com
If the West goes to PKs, my money may actually be on Portland, even though I think SKC has the better keeper.
Diego Valeri, Sebastian Blanco grew up together; now they're MLS Cup hopefuls | ESPNFC
Diego Valeri and Sebastian Blanco grew up three miles apart, playing for Lanus. Now 6,800 miles from home, they are thriving together in Portland.
New York Red Bulls coach Chris Armas defends Leg 1 tactical decisions | MLSsoccer.com
Departing from their regular press was a surprise that has left NY in a giant hole for Thursday.
Evaluating Real Salt Lake’s 2018 roster additions - RSL Soapbox
RSL had some decent names make the list of out of contract or option not picked up yesterday.
Colorado Rapids announce end-of-year roster moves - Burgundy Wave
Kellyn got his option picked up by the Rapids, for those who care.
Orlando City Parts Ways with Nine Players Following 2018 Season - The Mane Land
Jonathan Spector, Joe Bendik, and Scott Sutter among those whose options weren’t picked up.
Revolution sign fifth ever Homegrown Player - The Bent Musket
Revolution have signed 17-year-old midfielder Nicolas Firmino. It is crazy to think that some clubs have signed so few HGPs over the years like the Revs when you look at how many FCD has done.
United Soccer League players announce formation of players' union | ESPNFC
The United Soccer League said Tuesday its USL Championship clubs have recognized the USL Players Association as their bargaining representative.