We’re nearly through this week and the month of May that has been grueling to watch at times. We’ll begin to turn our attention to this weekend’s games but first some morning links to discuss.
// FC Dallas //
Who’s in & who’s out: Summer transfer prognostication for FC Dallas - Big D Soccer
Summer is approaching. Will FC Dallas be buyers or sellers when the transfer window opens? See who might stay and who might go.
Ricardo Pepi continues to develop his winning mentality - Big D Soccer
The hype train is gaining a lot of steam right now with Pepi.
Next Man-Up Continues to Be a Tactic Under Luchi Gonzalez | FC Dallas
Will we see more of Reto Ziegler at left back on Saturday? I think it could be a possibility.
Fast-Rising Homegrown Edwin Cerrillo Looks to Continue Ascent at U-20 World Cup | FC Dallas
Cerrillo's rise this season has been a lot of fun to watch in person. Hopefully he can make an impact at the national team level this week.
// MLS //
Caps surge back in second half, earn 2-2 draw in New York - Eighty Six Forever
Vancouver got a late push and some help from VAR to secure an unlikely draw in New York last night.
Armchair Analyst: Contrast in styles defines RBNY v VAN draw | MLSsoccer.com
Both teams certainly bring a different approach to the game and how they look to control it.
Paul McDonough lays out Inter Miami's ambitious roster-building plan | MLSsoccer.com
Miami feels like it will be a wild ride from the start. Both in terms of who they can get in those DP slots and who they won't get.
Warshaw: Chad Marshall set the all-time standard for MLS center backs | MLSsoccer.com
Some already want the Defender of the Year award to be named after him. I could get on board with that.
Chad Marshall stories - Sounder At Heart
The Sounder at Heart crew recalls what they’ll remember most about Chad Marshall’s tenure.
Chad Marshall announces retirement - Sounder At Heart
Decision comes suddenly, less than three weeks after his last appearance.
The Galaxy's form raises questions | US Soccer Players
The Galaxy fell off the pace in the Western Conference badly in May with injury issues and Zlatan Ibrahimovic suspended for two games.
The real contenders in MLS? It's not that simple | US Soccer Players
Real Salt Lake's Sebastian Saucedo raised a point about his team's play that applies to more clubs in MLS and could impact the single-game playoffs.
Sterling: I want to play in MLS one day | ESPNFC
Raheem Sterling, the Football Writers' Player of the Year, told a conference in New York he was surprised by the enthusiasm for football in the U.S.
USMNT training roster set, U-20 change, retirements, interest in Amon, & More | ASN
Lots of notes in this one from some U20s updates to all the retirements we're seeing pop up in MLS this week.