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.
Richard may be off to Europe, Jesus Ferreira goes on loan, and several players see their seasons end.
Weston McKennie (AP - Schalke 04/Bundesliga): Weston got the start Saturday, at Augsburg. With Schalke electing to sit back and absorb pressure, in order to hit Augsburg on the counter, Weston had himself a solid defensive game. McKennie finished with two tackles, one interception, four clearances, and 76.5% passing. Schalke 04 would go on to a 2-1 victory.
With the win, Schalke 04 clinches 2nd place in the Bundesliga Table, earning a spot on the next Champions League.
Next Match: Schalke 04 vs. Eintracht Frankfurt, Saturday, May 12, 8:30am
Keaton Parks (DFW - Benfica/Primeira Liga): Keaton suited up for the senior team, but did not play in a 0-0 draw at Sporting CP.
The draw keeps Benfica 2nd place in the Primeira Liga Table.
Next Match: Benfica vs. Moreirense, Sunday, May 13, Noon
Ramiro Funes Mori (DFW - Everton/Premier League): Ramiro suited up Saturday, against visiting Southampton. Ramiro came on to start the second half. Ramiro would help Everton earn a 1-1 draw, as he finished with two clearances, three aerials won, and 86.7% passing.
The win sees Everton remain 8th place in the Premier League Table. With only 2 matches left, there is no way for Everton to surpass 7th place Burnley for the final EPL spot in next years Europa League.
Next Match: West Ham United vs. Everton FC, Sunday, May 13, 9:00 am
Mexico - Clausura Torneo
Central America & South America
Nicholas Hagen (AP - Municipal/Guatemala), Blas Perez (FCD - Municipal/Guatemala): Blas and Nick both started Sunday, at 1st place Deportivo Sanarate. Both would play the full match, as Los Rojos would lose 3-0 in a one-sided affair.
The loss sees Los Rojos to 9th place on the Liga Nacional Table, and effectively ends their season.
Next Match: Season Concluded
Moises Hernandez (FCD/AP - Comunicaciones/Guatemala): Moises started for Los Cremas, Sunday at Guastatoya. Los Cremas would go down to 10 men, just 30 minutes in, and would lose 2-0.
The loss sees Los Cremas move back down to 7th place in the Liga Nacional Table. The loss effectively knocked Los Cremas out of the final playoffs spot, and their season is now over.
Next Match: Season Concluded
Anibal Chala (FCD - LDU Quito, Loan/Ecuador): Anibal suited Friday, but did not play in a big 1-0 win at Barcelona.
The win sees LDU Quito take sole possession of 1st place in the Primera A Table.
Anibal did not feature for LDU Quito on Tuesday, in a 3-2 loss at Guabira (Bolivia), in Copa Sudamericana action. LDU Quito advances to the second round on a 4-4 aggregate score.
The win sees LDU Quito to 2nd place in the Primera A Table.
Next Match: LDU Quito vs. Macara, Monday, May 14, 7:15pm
Major League Soccer
Chris Seitz (FCD - Houston Dynamo): Chris suited up, but did not play in last Saturday’s 3-2 win over the visiting Galaxy.
Chris suited up, but did not play in yesterday’s 2-2 draw at Vancouver.
The win and draw, combine to see Houston move up to 6th place in the Western Conference.
Lee Nguyen (DFW - Los Angeles FC): Lee suited up against visiting FC Dallas, and made his Los Angeles FC debut in the 73rd minute of the match. The match would end in a 1-1 draw, the first in the young expansion teams history.
Lee suited up Wednesday night, against visiting Minnesota United FC. Lee would come on in the final minutes, to help LAFC close out a 2-0 win.
The draw and win, combine to keep LAFC 2nd place in the Western Conference.
Next Match: Los Angeles FC vs. New York City FC, Sunday, May 13th, 7:30pm
Brek Shea (DFW - Vancouver Whitecaps): Brek did not suit up Saturday, in a 1-0 loss at Minnesota United FC.
Brek suited up yesterday, and came on in the final 7 minutes of the match, with Vancouver tied against the visiting Houston Dynamo. The match would end in a 2-2 draw.
The loss and draw combine to keep Vancouver 3rd place in the Western Conference.
Next Match: Vancouver Whitecaps vs. San Jose Earthquakes, Wednesday, May 16, 9:30pm
The win sees the Fire remain 7th place in the Eastern Conference.
Sanchez is having a fine season for the Chicago Fire, with many thinking he should remain the full time starter for the rest of the season. It now looks like Richard will be getting his minutes elsewhere:
#MLS News: Former Atletico Madrid and Mexico U21 goalkeeper Richard Sánchez agrees terms with #Millwall after a $400,000 transfer fee was agreed with Chicago Fire. He may be announced as early as next week following a successful medical evaluation. Huge loss for the Fire! pic.twitter.com/xKp9GoUvsz— Juan Marco T. (@TorresJuanMarco) May 12, 2018
Conor Presley (DFW - San Antonio FC): Conor did not feature for San Antonio FC this week.
Walker Hume (FCD - Orange County SC): Walker started Saturday and played the full match, in a 2-1 loss at 1st place Real Monarchs.
Aaron Guillen (AP/FCD - North Carolina FC): No match scheduled this week
Adonijah Reid ( Loan - Ottawa Fury) - Adonijah started Saturday, at Penn FC. Adonijah played 66 minutes, he struggled, and had no shot attempts, with 66.6% passing.
Jesus Ferreira (Loan - Tulsa Roughnecks) - Incase you hadn’t heard by now:
Jesus suited up Wednesday night, against visiting Reno 1868 FC. Jesus made his Tulsa debut in the 62nd minute, as Tulsa would earn a 1-1 draw.
Jesus looked a bit tentative, but did manage 1 shot on goal (on 2 attempts). This could be a very good move for Jesus, as Tulsa has a congested schedule, which including Wednesdays match, sees them having to play 4 matches in an 11 day stretch.