The weekend is nearly here as FC Dallas is getting set to host Portland.
// FC Dallas //
FC Dallas trades Shaft Brewer to LAFC - Big D Soccer
Some folks called this a bit of a saga but in the end, FCD got the best that they could out of this deal.
Should Roland Lamah remain in FC Dallas’ starting lineup? - Big D Soccer
Two goals and an assist against Seattle have our staff debating it. My gut tells me he and Mosquera will be on rotation a lot this season.
Dallas Cup 2018: Can FC Dallas repeat as Super Group champions? - Big D Soccer
FC Dallas come in as title holders in another tough Super Group. See what it will take to repeat in this piece.
FC Dallas' Versatility in Attack Provides Countless Options and Match-Ups for Oscar Pareja and Co. | FC Dallas
And even more on the Lamah/Mosquera roster battle here.
// MLS //
Wiebe: Why Orlando, Chicago and Portland should be concerned by slow starts | MLSsoccer.com
It is a little bit of a relief that FCD isn't one of these teams on the list. We also get the third and final team that Wiebe talks about here too on Saturday.
System is the star: How Berhalter built Crew SC into pass-and-move maestros | MLSsoccer.com
Berhalter continues to amaze me with how he coaches the Crew.
Baer: 10 players to watch at the 2018 Generation adidas Cup | MLSsoccer.com
The lone FCD rep in this list is exactly who I would have offered up as one guy to watch out for in this tournament.
Five Mexico internationals primed to leave Europe for MLS switch | ESPNFC
As more Mexican players join MLS during their best years, could we see even more come in after this summer?
Why some MLS clubs aren't replicating New York Red Bulls' USL reserve model | ESPNFC
The New York Red Bulls' success this season has brought attention to their USL reserve side. Why aren't more clubs using their development blueprint?
MLS Confidential: Players polled on U.S. failure, salaries, pro/rel, overrated, underrated players | ESPNFC
So some players don't want to play for Oscar Pareja? In a way that isn't surprising to me. Also, check out that comment about toughest places to play on Houston.
Victor Vazquez signs multi-year contract extension with Toronto FC - Waking The Red
The Reds have locked up their magic Spaniard for a few more years.
Joe Scally signs with NYCFC as second Homegrown Player - Hudson River Blue
NYCFC goes out and signs themselves a 15-year old.
Clint Dempsey’s red card was all about your perspective - Sounder At Heart
I guess Seattle folks are still debating that red card. Move on from it already!