It is time to move past the draw against San Jose and on to the Texas Derby for FC Dallas fans. I know I will be gearing up more for that in the coming days.
// FC Dallas //
Who was FC Dallas’ top player against the San Jose Earthquakes? - Big D Soccer
A frustrating 0-0 home draw. Can we find a silver lining in this one? Vote for your top player from the match.
Tifo display was the only saving grace for FC Dallas against San Jose - Big D Soccer
The sun was really the only bright side of this game...yup, we went there.
WHAT WE LEARNED: Three Takeaways from FC Dallas' 0-0 Draw with San Jose | FC Dallas
It was really a battle of wills in this one against San Jose, and the Quakes had a little more of the edge when it came down to it.
Texas Derby history | FC Dallas
Seeing that Kenny Cooper is still the all-time leading scorer in the Derby makes me smile.
// MLS //
Warshaw: DC United's Lucho question and 23 more thoughts from Week 9 | MLSsoccer.com
Warshaw's comments on Dallas are spot-on in that they struggled to get anything going in their passing on Saturday.
Hudson: Colorado Rapids can't overcome "massive gap in class" in MLS | MLSsoccer.com
Winless in nine matches to start the season is never good for any club and even more so now days.
Stock Up, Stock Down: Who's on the rise after Week 9? | MLSsoccer.com
It is weird to see Pity Martinez struggle so much early on for Atlanta but that may be a system thing, more than a player thing.
When will Atlanta United see the best of Pity Martinez? - Dirty South Soccer
Here is another good look at what is and more important, isn't working for the former South American Player of the Year.
Black & Gold View: International partnerships could help with talent infusion - Angels on Parade
We've seen plenty of MLS clubs go with global partnerships to help improve their game.
Anatomy of a Goal - Manotas Makes Columbus Pay - Dynamo Theory
Do you need a little primer for this weekend's Derby clash? Here is a breakdown of how Manotas scored this past weekend for the Orange.
East's failures, Pity Parties, Red Bull woes highlight bad MLS Week 9 | ASN
Explaining the MLS Eastern Conference so far this season is like trying to break down a Game of Thrones episode.
CBA Talk: Comparing MLS Player Salaries to Leagues Around the World — American Soccer Analysis
CBA talks are going to start getting back in the headlines here before long. Here is a nice start to how MLS stacks up against other leagues.