The week hits the midway point here as FC Dallas continues to prepare for their weekend trip to Utah.
// FC Dallas //
FC Dallas vs. Colorado Rapids: Player Ratings - Big D Soccer
A shorthanded FC Dallas leaned on youth to get a result. Here are the ratings from that game.
Who was the top FC Dallas player in their win over Colorado? - Big D Soccer
FC Dallas got the three feisty points at home. Not the prettiest win, but it’s a win. Who was your top player from the match?
Alfusainey Jatta Proves his Worth in Preseason for North Texas Soccer Club | FC Dallas
Jatta's story is a pretty interesting one to read but so far he is adapting well to being in Frisco.
// MLS //
Bold and Beautiful: Allianz Field is more than a place to watch soccer - E Pluribus Loonum
The ground makes a perfect frame for Minnesotan soccer. The more I look at this stadium, the more I am at awe with it.
Stejskal: How a former Orlando, Atlanta exec is shaping Inter Miami | MLSsoccer.com
McDonough was one of those quiet-types that worked behind the scenes and now he is doing that again in Miami.
Friedel holds closed-door meeting after bad loss - The Bent Musket
Things don't appear too rosy in New England these days for Brad Friedel.
Real Salt Lake creates new "planting the flag" post-match celebration | MLSsoccer.com
I like that more and more teams are finding little traditions like this to do with the fans either before or after a game.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Romain Alessandrini back in training - LAG Confidential
LA needs both attackers healthy here for the long haul.
// USMNT //
Armchair Analyst: US struggle, but find a new shape and new promise | MLSsoccer.com
The US picked up a solid result against a strong opponent but things still have a ways to go under Greg Berhalter.
USA 1-1 Chile: The US shows it’s a work in progress as Chile dominates - Stars and Stripes FC
As long as there is actually progress I think we can all get behind things here.