Welcome to another week of Big D Soccer’s coverage of your favorite players with ties to FC Dallas, the FCD Academy, and the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.
Rogelio was lost to Monterrey for the season, Alex Zendejas had a great week, and Conor Presley started his first pro match.
Weston McKennie (AP - Schalke 04/Bundesliga): Weston spent the week in camp with the USMNT, as they prepared for their Friendly against Paraguay on Tuesday. McKennie did not suit up in the 1-0 USMNT win, as he was left out of the match day squad due to a groin injury.
Next Match: Schalke 04 vs. Freiburg, Saturday, March 31, 8:30am
Keaton Parks (DFW - Benfica/Primeira Liga): International Break
Next Match: Santa Clara vs. Benfica II, Saturday, March 31, 11:00am
Ramiro Funes Mori (DFW - Everton/Premier League): Ramiro suited up for the Argentina National Team on Tuesday, as they played Spain in an international friendly. Ramiro did not play, in a 6-1 loss by Argentina.
Next Match: Everton FC vs. Manchester City, Saturday, March 31, 11:30 am
Mexico - Clausura Torneo
Rogelio Funes Mori (DFW - Monterrey/Liga MX): Rogelio is out for the remainder of the season, including the Clausura Playoffs, due to a Neurovascular issue on his right leg, that required surgery:
Next Match: Out for the season
Alejandro Zendejas (FCD/AP - Atletico Zacatepec/Ascenso MX): Alex started for Atletico Zacatepec on Saturday, against visiting Alebrijes De Oaxaca. Just 10 minutes in, Alex put on a dazzling dribbling display on his way to giving Zacatepec the lead:
#NoTeLoPierdas— ASCENSO Bancomer MX (@AscensoMX) March 24, 2018
G⚽⚽⚽L de @CA_Zacatepec con este Golazo Alejandro Zendejas abre el marcador al poner el 1-0 sobre @AlebrijesOaxaca en la #Jornada14 #Clausura2018 del #ASCENSOBancomerMX
⚽ #SienteTuLiga ⚽ #AbrazadosPorElFutbol pic.twitter.com/m4D51DGkGw
Zendejas was just getting started, as he topped that score, with an even more impressive goal:
#NoTeLoPierdas— ASCENSO Bancomer MX (@AscensoMX) March 25, 2018
G⚽⚽⚽L de @CA_Zacatepec Alejandro Zendejas anota su primer doblete en el #ASCENSOBancomerMX y pone el 3-1 sobre @AlebrijesOaxaca en la #Jornada14 #Clausura2018
⚽ #SienteTuLiga ⚽ #AbrazadosPorElFutbol pic.twitter.com/X1ZNNmuMLB
Alex earned his first brace in Ascenso MX, and lead his team to a 3-1 victory.
The win sees Atletico Zacatepec to 7th place in the Ascenso MX Clausura Table.
Alex also earned some recognition for his performance:
Alex made the Ascenso MX Team of the Week, and earned Player of the Week honors.
Next Match: Juarez vs. Atletico Zacatepec, Saturday, March 31, 6:00pm
Atiba Harris (FCD - Murcielagos FC/Ascenso MX): Atiba did not feature for Murcielagos this week.
Next Match: Atlante vs. Murcielagos, Friday, March 30, 8:00pm
Central America & South America
Nicholas Hagen (AP - Municipal/Guatemala), Blas Perez (FCD - Municipal/Guatemala): Nick started on Sunday in a 1-0 loss against visiting Siquinala.
Nick started Wednesday, in a 2-2 draw at Malacateco.
The loss and draw, combine to keep Municipal 3rd place in the Liga Nacional Clausura Table
Next Match: Municipal vs. Xelaju, Wednesday, April 4, 2:30pm
Moises Hernandez (FCD/AP - Comunicaciones/Guatemala): Moises started Sunday, and received a yellow card in a 3-2 loss at last place Suchitepequez.
Moises started Wednesday against visiting Marquense, and got a yellow card in the 2-1 victory for Los Cremas.
The loss and win, combine to move Los Cremas to 8th place in the Liga Nacional Clausura Table.
Next Match: Deportivo Sanarate, Wednesday, April 4, 4:45pm
Anibal Chala (FCD - LDU Quito, Loan/Ecuador): Anibal did not feature for LDU Quito this week.
Next Match: LDU Quito vs. Independiente Del Valle, Sunday, April 1
Major League Soccer
Chris Seitz (FCD - Houston Dynamo): International Break
Next Match: Houston Dynamo vs. New England Revolution, Saturday, March 31, 7:30pm
Lee Nguyen (DFW - New England): No match scheduled last week
Brek Shea (DFW - Vancouver Whitecaps): Brek suited up Saturday, against the visiting LA Galaxy. Break would come on in the 75th minute, with both teams tied 0-0. The match would go on to finish in a 0-0 draw.
The draw keeps the Vancouver Whitecaps, 2nd place in the Western Conference.
Next Match: Columbus Crew vs. Vancouver Whitecaps, Saturday, March 31, 2:00pm
Richard Sanchez (AP/FCD - Chicago Fire): International Break
Next Match: Chicago Fire vs. Portland Timbers, Saturday, March 31, 5:00pm
Conor Presley (DFW - San Antonio FC): Conor got his first USL start Saturday, against visiting Saint Louis FC. Conor played 66 minutes in the 2-1 San Antonio win, and had 37 touches, and 66.7% passing accuracy on 21 passes.
The win moves San Antonio FC to 9th place in the Western Conference.
Next Match: LA Galaxy II vs. San Antonio FC, Saturday, March 31, 5:30pm
Walker Hume (FCD - Orange County SC): Walker started Wednesday night, at Oklahoma City Energy FC. Walker played the full 90, and helped OC maintain a clean sheet, as they would go on to get the 1-0 road victory.
The win sees Orange County to 6th place in the Western Conference.
Next Match: Tulsa Roughnecks vs. Orange County SC, Saturday, March 31, 3:00pm