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Hoops Home & Abroad: Weston McKennie makes history

It was a busy international break for quite a few of our players.

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Welcome back to our coverage of players with connections to FC Dallas, the FCD Academy, and the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.


Europe

Weston McKennie (AP - Schalke 04/Bundesliga): Weston started against Cuba on last Friday, and all he did was make a little history:

The USMNT would go on to earn a 7-0 win.

Weston started for the US on Tuesday, as they played against Canada. This match would be a completely opposite result that what we saw against Cuba. Weston was played as a 10, which is not his best position, and the team itself, went on to produce a disjointed and uninspiring performance in a 2-0 loss against Canada.

Carlos Gruezo (FCD - FC Augsburg/Bundesliga): Carlos continues to recover from an injury.

Anton Nedyalkov (FCD - Ludogorets/Bulgaria): Anton started for Bulgaria, in a 0-0 draw at Montenegro.

Anton was expected to start against England, but suffered a injury during training, and missed what would be a 6-0 loss to England.

Chris Richards (AP/FCD - Bayern Munich II/3. Liga): Richards was with the USMNT U23s, and was on the bench to start their match against El Salvador. He came in to start the second half, with the US leading 2-0. The USMNT U23s would go on to earn a 6-1 victory.

Getterson (FCD- Maritimo/Liga NOS): Getterson started on Sunday, in a 2-1 loss at Sporting Braga. The loss sees Maritimo drop to 10th place in the Primeira Liga Table.

Christian Cappis (AP - Hobro IK/Danish Superliga): Christian was with the USMNT U23s, and came off the bench in the 67th minute of the 6-1 win over El Salvador.

Johan Gomez ( AP - Porto FC U19/ Portugal) - Johan spent his international break practicing with the Porto FC senior team:


Middle East

Mauro Diaz (FCD - Shabab Al Ahli Dubai/UAE) - Still not playing for Shabab al Ahli Dubai.


Mexico & Central America

Rogelio Funes Mori (DFW-Monterrey): International Break

Fabian Castillo (FCD - Queretaro) - International Break

Nick Hagen (AP - Municipal/Guatemala): International Break

Major League Soccer & USL Championship

Emerson Hyndman (DFW - Atlanta United): International Break

Keaton Parks (DFW - New York City FC) - International Break

Kellyn Acosta (AP/FCD - Colorado Rapids): International Break

Tesho Akindele (FCD - Orlando City SC): International Break

Maynor Figueroa (FCD-Houston Dynamo): Maynor started for Honduras in a pair of CONCACAF Nations League matches. The veteran defender started at Trinidad & Tobago, in a 2-0 win for Honduras. He next started for Honduras at home against Martinique. There was only one goal scored in this match, and Maynor helped set things in motion:

Honduras won 1-0, and are 1st place in their group.

Lee Nguyen (DFW) & Walker Zimmerman (FCD - Los Angeles FC): Walker had a great season with LAFC. How great?

Omar Gonzalez (DFW - Toronto FC): International Break

Roland Lamah (FCD), Victor Ulloa (FCD/AP) & Corben Bone (DFW- FC Cincinnati): With the FC Cincinnati season officially over these three will all be looking for new teams this offseason.

Maxi Urruti (FCD - Montreal Impact): Season over


Loanees

Pablo Aranguiz (FCD - Union Espanola/Chile): Pablo started on Saturday, in Copa Chile action as Union Espanola advanced with a 2-1 victory over Audax Italiano.

Tuesday, Pablo started in a 3-1 win at home against Coquimbo Unido.

Union Espanola find themselves in a seven match unbeaten streak, jumping up to 9th place on the Primera Division Table.

Ema Twumasi (FCD - Austin Bold/USL Championship) - Ema started at Real Monarchs, and earned his third goal of the season:

The goal helped the Austin Bold to a 2-2 draw, and secured a spot in the Western Conference playoffs.

Moises Hernandez (FCD - San Antonio FC/USL Championship) - Moises started in a 4-3 win against the visiting Portland Timbers II.


Pro Affiliates

FC Dallas MX (Liga TDP) - FCD-MX was on the road in Week 4 action. They visited last place Bucaneros de Matamoros, and delivered a 5-0 thumping. The win vaulted FCD-MX to sole possession of 1st place.

Friday the team traveled to second place, and fellow undefeated Bravos de Nuevo Laredo, who were 2-0-0 at home. The teams, both sporting the top defenses in Group 12, played to a 0-0 draw. In the Mexican 4th division, whenever there is a draw, the teams will go to PKs. The team that wins the PKs, earns a bonus point. FCD-MX won the PKs by a score of 3-2, thus earning two points from the match. FCD-MX played poorly in the 1st half, but came out strong for the second. They simply could not find a breakthrough, against a team that was bunkering down on defense, and playing Route 1 soccer with tons of long balls over the top of the FCD-MX defense. The match was streamed live with Spanish commentary on Facebook, and is available for replay:

#ENVIVO | Primer Tiempo J5 | Bravos FC FCD Santiago U. Dptva Benito Juárez ¡Comparte! #LollevamosEnLaSangre #15Aniversario

Posted by Bravos FC on Friday, October 11, 2019

The win and draw, combine to earn FCD-MX 5 points on the road, and means they remain in sole possession of 1st place, with 14 points on a 4-1-0 record.

FC Dallas Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico Soccer League) - A week after the PRSL president named seven teams to compete in the PRSL for the 219-2020 season, an official list of six teams has been announced by the PRSL.

FCD-Puerto Rico (CD Barbaros), Academia Quintana, Las Piedras FC, Don Brosco FC, Caguas Sporting FC, Arecibo FC.

It should be noted that despite the official release, the official PRSL site has seven teams listed, with the 7th team being Dorado FC. So we’ll simply have to wait until the regular season kicks off on the 18th of October, to see just how many teams will really be in the PRSL for this upcoming season.

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Inter City SC is a collaboration between FC Dallas-El Paso and FC Dallas-Juarez (Yes, FCD has more than 1 Mexican affiliate).