Welcome back to another week of our coverage of players with connections to FC Dallas, the FCD Academy, and the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.
Weston McKennie (AP - Schalke 04/Bundesliga: Weston is in camp with the USMNT:
Weston started yesterday against Ecuador. He didn't have the best 1st half performance, but was having a strong 2nd half, when disaster struck:
Wishing a speedy recovery to Weston McKennie. pic.twitter.com/VUS52oUn9z— USMNT Only (@usmntonly) March 22, 2019
The USMNT would earn a 1-0 win, and now we sit back and hope McKennie a speedy recovery.
Anton Nedyalkov (FCD - Ludogorets/Bulgaria): Anton started for Ludogorets on Saturday, in a 6-0 victory over Septemvri Sofia. With his team up 4-0 at the half, Anton sat the second half. The win sees Ludogorets remain 1st place in the Bulgarian First League Table.
Chris Richards (AP/FCD - Bayern Munich/U19 Bundesliga): Chris and his team are on International break, but they do have a friendly scheduled against Ingolstadt 05 on March 21 (Thursday).
Ramiro Funes Mori (DFW - Villarreal/La Liga): Ramiro started for Villarreal in a much needed 3-1 win over Rayo Vallecano. The win keeps Villarreal in 17th place on La Liga Table, and puts four points between them and the relegation zone.
Emerson Hyndman (DFW - Bournemouth/EPL): Hyndman Hyndman wherefore art thou Hyndman?
Getterson (FCD- Maritimo/Liga NOS): Getterson started as the center forward, Saturday at 1st place Porto. Maritimo would find itself down to 10 men, just 6 minutes into the match, and would suffer a 3-0 defeat. Despite the loss, Maritimo remains 11th place in the Liga NOS Table.
David Texeira (FCD-Moreirense/Liga NOS): No match scheduled
Mauro Diaz (FCD - Shabab Al Ahli Dubai/UAE): Mauro started at Al Wasl, in the UAE President’s Cup Semifinals. Shabab Al Ahli Dubai jumped out to a 2-1 in the first half, and Mauro joined in the scoring to in the second half:
Mauro’s team would go on to earn a 5-1 win, and now advances to the Final of the UAE Presidents Cup.
Speaking of Finals, Mauro will go for his first piece of hardware on Friday, when his team faces Al Wahda in the UAE League Cup Final.
Mexico & Central America
Rogelio Funes Mori (DFW-Monterrey): Rogelio came off the bench in the 62nd minute of a 1-0 loss against Tijuana. The loss sees Monterrey drop to 3rd place in the Liga MX Table.
Fabian Castillo (FCD - Tijuana Xolos): Fabian finally returned to action after a prolonged absence due to injury, and started in the 1-0 win against Monterrey. The win sees Tijuana remain 5th place in the Liga MX Table.
Omar Gonzalez (DFW - Atlas FC/Liga MX): Omar started in a 2-0 loss at Toluca. The loss keeps Atlas 15th place in the Liga MX Table.
Alejandro Zendejas (AP/FCD - Guadalajara/Liga MX):
Alex played 75 minutes, as 10 man Chivas lost 2-0 against visiting America. The loss sees Guadalajara to 11th place in Liga MX.
Nick Haden (AP - Municipal/Guatemala): Nick was back minding the net, in a 1-1 draw against visiting Coban Imperial. The draw keeps Municipal 4th place in the Liga Nacional Table.
Major League Soccer
Kellyn Acosta (AP/FCD - Colorado Rapids): Kellyn started and played 79 minutes in a 1-1 draw against visiting Sporting Kansas City. He would finish the day with 2 shot attempts, and one of them almost got through:
Tesho Akindele (FCD - Orlando City SC): Tesho was out with a hamstring injury, and did not feature for Orlando City SC this week.
Maynor Figueroa (FCD-Houston Dynamo): Maynor did not feature for Houston this weekend.
Roland Lamah (FCD), Victor Ulloa (FCD/AP) Eric Alexander (FCD) & Corben Bone (DFW- FC Cincinnati): Roland and Victor both started for FCC in a historic night:
FC Cincinnati would earn a 3-0 win against the visiting Portland Timbers, in their first ever MLS home match.
Maxi Urruti (FCD - Montreal Impact): Maxi started on Saturday against, and he earned an assist in the most Maxi way possible:
Devin Vega (AP - Phoenix Rising): Devin Vega did not feature for Phoenix this week.
Aaron Guillen (AP/FCD - North Carolina FC): Aaron started in a 1-0 win over Bethlehem Steel
Connor Pressley (AP - Loudoun United): Connor started in a 1-1 draw at Memphis 901 FC
In other news........
So apparently, Chala was still under contract with LDU (and FCD), and there will be some legal fallout over his near move to Azerbaijan.