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Hoops Home and Abroad: Weston McKennie returns to action after knee injury

It was good to see the young midfielder back on the pitch

Portugal vs USA - International Friendly Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images

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.

Weston finally sees action, Ramiro still out of action, and Castillo is done for the season.


Europe

Weston McKennie (AP - Schalke 04/Bundesliga): Weston suited up Saturday, against visiting Hertha Berlin. Weston came on in the 80th minute, and helped Schalke 04 preserve a 1-0 win. This was Westons first action since suffering a knee injury, in a 1-1 draw against Hannover 96 on January 21 .

The win sees Schalke 04 claim sole possession of 2nd place in the Bundesliga Table.

Next Match: Mainz 05 vs. Schalke 04, Friday, March 9, 1:30pm

Keaton Parks (DFW - Benfica/Primeira Liga): Keaton started Sunday for Benfica II, at Sporting Covilha. Keaton played 90 minutes, and picked up a yellow card, as Benfica II won 3-1.

The win sees Benfica II move to 9th place in the Segunda Liga Table.

Next Match: Benfica II vs. Academica , Friday, March 9, 1:00pm

Emerson Hyndman (DFW - AFC Bournemouth): Emerson did not feature for the Cherries this past weekend.

Next Match: your guess is as good as mine

Fabian Castillo (FCD - Trabzonspor/Super Lig): Fabian suffered a knee injury, and has returned to Colombia for treatment. While only a minor injury that will keep Castillo out for 6 weeks, it is long enough to end the season for Castillo, as there are only 5 matches left to play this season.

Next Match: Out for the season.

Ramiro Funes Mori (DFW - Everton/Premier League): Ramiro did not suit up Saturday, in a 2-1 loss at Burnley. Fully fit, Ramiro is expected back in the line up, next week against Brighton & Hove Albion

Next Match: Everton vs. Brighton & Hove Albion, Saturday, March 10, 9:00am

Mexico - Clausura Torneo

Rogelio Funes Mori (DFW - Monterrey/Liga MX): Rogelio started Saturday, against visiting Puebla. It wouldn’t take long, for Rogelio to give Los Rayados the lead:

The goal, would be the only highlight of the night for Los Rayados, as the wheels would fall off at home in a 3-1 loss.

The loss sees Los Rayados drop to 8th place in the Liga MX Clausura Table.

Rogelio suited up Wednesday, against visiting Queretaro in Copa MX action. Rogelio came on in the 60th minute, with the score all tied up at 1. The match would eventually go to PKs, where Monterrey were eliminated from Copa MX by a score of 3-2.

Next Match: Santos Laguna vs. Monterrey, Sunday, March 11, 7:00pm

Alejandro Zendejas (FCD/AP - Atletico Zacatepec/Ascenso MX): Alex started Saturday, but only played 58 minutes in a 4-1 loss at Mineros de Zacatecas.

The loss drops Atletico Zacatepec to 8th place in the Ascenso MX Clausura Table

Alejandro suited up Wednesday night, against visiting Pachuca in Copa MX action. Alex came on in the 58th minute, and helped Zacatepec advance on PKs by a score of 5-3.

Next Match: Atletico Zacatepec vs. Dorados, Saturday, March 10, 5:00pm

Copa MX, Atletico Zacatepec vs. Leon, Tuesday, March 13, 8:06pm

Omar Gonzalez (DFW - Pachuca/Liga MX): Omar did not feature for Pachuca this week.

Next Match: Cruz Azul vs.. Pachuca, Saturday, March 10, 5:00pm

Atiba Harris (FCD - Murcielagos FC/Ascenso MX): Atiba did not suit up, in Sundays 1-0 loss at Leones Negros DLUDG.

Next Match: Murcielagos vs. Alebrijes de Oaxaca, Friday, March 9, 10:00pm

Central America & South America

Nicholas Hagen (AP - Municipal/Guatemala), Blas Perez (FCD - Municipal/Guatemala): Blas and Nick both started Sunday at Marquense. Nick recorded his 5th clean sheet of the Clausura, and Blas scored a late goal in a 7-0 drubbing of the home team.

Next Match: Municipal vs. Deportivo Petapa, Sunday, March 11, 4:00pm

Moises Hernandez (FCD/AP - Comunicaciones/Guatemala): Moises started SUnday, in a 2-0 victory against visiting Xelaju.

Next Match: Antigua GFC vs. Comunicaciones, Sunday, March 11, 12:30pm

Anibal Chala (FCD - LDU Quito, Loan/Ecuador): Anibal suited up, but did not play in Sundays 2-1 victory at Universidad Catolica.

The win sees LDU Quito jump to 4th place in the Primera A Table.

Next Match: Universidad Catolica vs. LDU Quito, Sunday, March 4, 11:00am

Major League Soccer

MLS players will be added next week.

USL - Preseason