Welcome back to our coverage of players with connections to FC Dallas, the FCD Academy, and the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.
Cappis got his first start, Nick Hagen is back with Municipal, and other continue their Preseason preparations.
Weston McKennie (AP - Schalke 04/Bundesliga): Weston and Schalke 04 took on Bologna in a club friendly. The match was played in beautiful Kitzbuhel (Austria), which made for a very intimate (1.9k capacity) affair. McKennie did not enter the match until the 62nd minute, of a 3-2 loss for Schalke 04. Here for your viewing enjoyment, is Schalke 04 vs. Bologna, in its entirety:
The match doesn’t start until a little over 20 minutes into the video, and McKennie enters at the 1 hour and 45 minute mark of the video.
Schalke 04 played Alanyaspor (Turkey) in a club friendly, today at 7:00am. Weston started the second half, as Schalke went on to win by a score of 2-0.
Carlos Gruezo (FCD - FC Augsburg/Bundesliga): Carlos and FC Augsburg are scheduled to face Bologna (Italy) in a club friendly, Saturday at 8:30am central.
Anton Nedyalkov (FCD - Ludogorets/Bulgaria): Anton started yesterday against visiting Valur FC (Iceland), in their 2nd Leg of UEFA Europa League qualifying. Ludogorets won 4-0, and advances to the 3rd round of qualifying by a 5-1 aggregate score.
Ludogorets will host Welsh side The New Saints FC, in the 1st Leg of their UEFA Europa League qualifying series on August 8.
Chris Richards (AP/FCD - Bayern Munich/U19 Bundesliga): Chris is finally healthy, and back training with Bayern Munich II.
Ramiro Funes Mori (DFW - Villarreal/La Liga): Ramiro started in a 3-1 club friendly win over FC Koln (Germany), which saw Ramiro score the opening goal off a set play header.
Getterson (FCD- Maritimo/Liga NOS): Getterson started in a 1-0 club friendly win over Spanish 2nd division side UD Las Palmas. Getterson scored the winning goal on a PK. This is Getterson’s fourth goal in preseason so far (eight matches), as he continues to solidify his starting position.
Maritimo will take on Leixoes (2nd Division) this Saturday, in the second round of the Portugal League Cup.
David Texeira (FCD-Moreirense/Liga NOS): David and Moreirense defeated Pacos Ferreira (Portugal D1) 1-0 in a club friendly.
Christian Cappis (AP - Hobro IK/Danish Superliga): Christian got his first start of the season for Hobro IK, in a 2-2 draw against Randers.
Christian Cappis vs Randers— USMNT Videos (@USMNTvideos) August 2, 2019
Cappis, still 19, got his first Danish Superliga start this past week. I thought he was pretty good with good tackling, quick decision making, and clean distribution. An underrated midfield to keep an eye on.pic.twitter.com/EJKJBDInVJ
Mexico & Central America
Rogelio Funes Mori (DFW-Monterrey): Rogelio started in Copa MX action, and got the game winner against Leones Negros (Mexico 2nd Division):
⚽️: Rayados derrotó a Leones Negros por 2 goles a 1, en partido de la fecha inaugural de la Copa Mx. Nicolás Sánchez y Rogelio Funes Mori anotaron por el equipo regiomontano, mientras que Daniel Amador descontó por la UdeG. pic.twitter.com/ZHZwn9n9fC— La Red Deportiva (@laredlaguna) August 1, 2019
Nick Hagen (AP - Municipal/Guatemala): Nick started for Municipal in the first match of the Apertura at Xelaju. Municipal gave up a PK, and it was up to Nick to save the day:
The PK save would secure the shutout in a 0-0 draw, that saw Nick named Man of the Match.
Pablo Aranguiz (FCD - Union Espanola/Chile): With the loan to Union Espanola now official:
It is believed that Pablo will play tonight (6:30pm) for Union Espanola, as they travel to 3rd place Union La Calera.
Major League Soccer & USL Championship
Emerson Hyndman (DFW - Atlanta United FC): Emerson continues to start for Atlanta, and played 90 minutes in the 4-3 loss at LAFC.
Kellyn Acosta (AP/FCD - Colorado Rapids): Kellyn started and played 90 minutes in the 3-1 loss at the San Jose Earthquakes.
Tesho Akindele (FCD - Orlando City SC): Tesho continues to start up top for Orlando City SC, and continues to score goals:
That, in case you were wondering, is Tesho’s 7th goal of the season. Tying his career high (rookie year), but doing it in 500 minutes less. It was all for naught, as Orlando was crushed 4-1 by the surging New England Revolution.
Maynor Figueroa (FCD-Houston Dynamo): Maynor started at Center Back, in the 1-0 loss against the visiting Seattle Sounders.
Lee Nguyen (DFW) & Walker Zimmerman (FCD - Los Angeles FC): Lee did not start, but he came on in the 63rd minute of a 4-3 win over Atlanta United FC.
Omar Gonzalez (DFW - Toronto FC): Omar started in a 2-1 win against visiting FC Cincinnati.
Roland Lamah (FCD), Victor Ulloa (FCD/AP) Eric Alexander (FCD) & Corben Bone (DFW- FC Cincinnati): Vic and Roland both started in the 2-1 loss at Toronto FC.
Maxi Urruti (FCD - Montreal Impact): Urruti started and got an assist, in the 4-0 drubbing of the visiting Philadelphia Union.
In other news -
Kyle Bekker started in the historic first win by a Canadian Premier League team in CONCACAF League. A 2-1 win in the 1st leg of their Preliminary Round series against Antigua GFC (Guatemala).