The week rolls into a busy Wednesday with some Open Cup matches to determine the finals and we see the league’s summer transfer window come to a close.
// FC Dallas //
Three things we learned in FC Dallas’ loss to San Jose - Big D Soccer
Will Dallas be able to bounce back after a disappointing result? Or will the next few weeks be pretty long as we round out summer?
TRAINING TALK: Oscar Pareja on FC Dallas at Seattle Sounders FC | 8.12.18 | FC Dallas
Last Saturday doesn't matter now according to Pareja, as they look ahead to Seattle.
Mistakes by goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez lend to FC Dallas' recent loss | Pro Soccer USA
Jesse had a rough night against San Jose, but the bigger question may more so be will he bounce back, rather than will Oscar bench him?
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Boehm: By shipping out Ramirez, Loons ask fans to take huge leap of faith | MLSsoccer.com
People in Minnesota loves Ramirez but this move will either jump start them a bit for a playoff push, or it will help them stumble out of range.
LAFC doubling down on attacking approach - Angels on Parade
No defensive midfielder for Bob Bradley’s LAFC right now, and he actually seems to be fine with it.
Warshaw: Loaded at striker, LAFC will find a way to make Ramirez fit | MLSsoccer.com
LAFC is fine with being a team that wants to run down your throat with attackers.
Investment group led by Jason Levien takes ownership of D.C. United | Pro Soccer USA
DCU is finally getting one true investor here now that the stadium is done. Maybe we'll finally see some money put into this team for a change. I mean the Wayne Rooney signing was a good start.
MLS transfers: Roma midfielder De Rossi open to MLS move | Goal.com
I feel like we hear the same thing out of De Rossi each year.
Trading Nemeth was good business by the Revolution - The Bent Musket
Some folks in New England actually like the trading of Nemeth, despite the fact that they kind of took a loss on him money-wise.
Rumor: Atlanta United in talks with former French international Bacary Sagna - Dirty South Soccer
Atlanta has a fullback issue right now due to injuries, so this kind of move makes perfect sense.
Stejskal: Portland finalizing Lucas Melano's return, working on another add | MLSsoccer.com
Portland shipped out one DP this summer and now they look to bring one back from a loan.
Gallery: Save The Crew unveils potential stadium renderings - Massive Report
If Columbus could get a stadium like this, then I think fans would certainly show up more in bigger numbers.