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Hoops Home & Abroad: Kellyn Acosta chills out

Kellyn had some fun playing in the snow, the Snow Classico that is.

MLS: Portland Timbers at Colorado Rapids Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

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 did not feature this week for Schalke 04, as they suffered an embarrassing 4-0 loss against visiting Fortuna Dusseldorf. In the two Bundesliga matches that McKennie missed, Schalke 04 lost both by a combined 7-0 score. There’s good news for Schalke 04 and USMNT fans:

Anton Nedyalkov (FCD - Ludogorets/Bulgaria): Anton started for Ludogorets on Saturday, in a 2-0 win against visiting Botev Vratsa. The win keeps Ludogorets a top the First League Table.

Chris Richards (AP/FCD - Bayern Munich/U19 Bundesliga): Chris started for Bayern U19 in a 2-1 victory at Nurnberg U19. The win finds Bayern U19 on a five match undefeated streak, and moves them to 3rd place in the U19 Budesliga (Sud) Table.

Ramiro Funes Mori (DFW - Villarreal/La Liga): Ramiro started and played 75 minutes in a 2-1 loss against visiting Deportivo Alaves. The loss keeps Villarreal 18th place in La Liga Table.

Emerson Hyndman (DFW - Bournemouth/EPL): Emerson did not feature for the Cherries this past week.

Getterson (FCD- /Portugal): Getterson started his 3rd consecutive match at center-forward, playing the full 90 minutes in a 1-0 loss at Vitoria Guimaraes.

Middle East - Preseason

Mauro Diaz (FCD - Shabab Al Ahli Dubai/UAE): No match scheduled this week

Mexico & Central America

Fabian Castillo (FCD - Tijuana Xolos): Fabian is still out with an injury, and did not feature in Tijuana’s 3-1 win against visiting Atlas. The win sees Oscar Pareja’s team currently on a six match undefeated streak, and the team jumps to 4th place in the Liga MX Table.

Omar Gonzalez (DFW - Atlas FC/Liga MX): Omar started in a 3-1 loss at Tijuana

Alejandro Zendejas (AP/FCD - Guadalajara/Liga MX): Alex did not feature for Guadalajara this week.

Nick Haden (AP - Municipal/Guatemala): Nick was back on the bench, as Municipal settled for a 1-1 draw against visiting Malacateco. Despite the draw, Municipal remains a top the Liga Nacional Table.

Major League Soccer

Kellyn Acosta (AP/FCD - Colorado Rapids): Kellyn had quite the week, as Colorado hosted Portland in what would quickly become known as the Snow Classico 3.

MLS: Portland Timbers at Colorado Rapids Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

But first, Kellyn had a big name player to help welcome to his team:

Kellyn and his team would soon find themselves down to 10 men, following an Alex Sjoberg red card in the 27th minute. Despite being down to 10 men, and soon finding themselves trailing 3-1, Acosta and Colorado never gave up. Acosta would play 77 minutes, as Colorado would rally to earn a 3-3 draw.

Tesho Akindele (FCD - Orlando City SC): Tesho got the start in his debut for Orlando City SC. Tesho lined up as a forward, in the 3-5-2 formation. Tesho and his team mates would find themselves in a 2-0 hole before long. OCSC would battle back to within one, and Tesho would soon reward his new team for giving him the start:

Orlando City SC would earn a hard fought 2-2 draw.

Keaton Parks (DFW - Benfica/Primeira Liga): Keaton made his MLS debut as a late minutes sub in NYCFC’s 2-2 draw at Orlando City SC:

Lee Nguyen (DFW) & Walker Zimmerman(FCD - Los Angeles FC): Lee and Walker both started for LAFC, in a 2-1 win against visiting Sporting Kansas City.

Roland Lamah (FCD), Victor Ulloa (FCD/AP) & Corben Bone (DFW- FC Cincinnati): That’s right, if you’re looking for another team to cheer for in MLS, you can’t go wrong with expansion side FC Cincinnati, who started three players who all have ties to FC Dallas, the FCD Academy, and the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Roland Lamah would be involved in the lead up to the very first goal for FCC in MLS:

Sadly for the trio, the goal would be the lone highlight in a 4-1 loss at the Seattle Sounders.

Maxi Urruti (FCD - Montreal Impact): Maxi would get the start for Montreal at Center Forward in the 4-3-3 formation, and while he would only attempt one shot in the match, he would be his usual high energy disruptive self. Maxi would finish with 88.1% passing, three tackles, one interception, one clearance, and one aerial won. Montreal would go on to earn a 2-1 win at the San Jose Earthquakes.

Meanwhile in the new Canadian Premier League: