The week gets closer to the weekend here as FC Dallas has a couple more training sessions to get through before they host Real Salt Lake on Saturday. We’ll have more coverage of that game here but first, we have some links to discuss.
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Report: FC Dallas’ Justin Che in talks to join Bayern Munich - Big D Soccer
The FC Dallas Homegrown is set to potentially be the second FCD player to move to Germany.
FC Dallas Loanees & Affiliates Report: David Rodriguez set for permanent Liga MX move - Big D Soccer
Che isn't the only one set to make a permanent move in the next transfer window.
New Winger Szabolcs Schön Hopes to Make Immediate Impact with FC Dallas | FC Dallas
Schon has been thrown into the fire early on here as he is getting acclimated to his new team and home.
SET THE STAGE: FC Dallas vs. Real Salt Lake | 5.22.21 | FC Dallas
I do still like that Luchi is dubbing this a Homegrown Derby with RSL. That is kind of cool, as long as you play a good amount of HGPs.
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Midweek Analyst: Eryk Williamson's climb to elite, how to weaponize George Bello and more | MLSSoccer.com
After seeing Eryk Williamson only briefly against FCD, I do think the kid has the potential to be something special in this league.
11 early surprise standout players for the 2021 MLS season | MLSSoccer.com
The early days of the 2021 Major League Soccer season have seen an unusual amount of spotlight displays from players who seemingly came out of nowhere.
What to expect from the end of the MLS Primary Transfer Window | MLSSoccer.com
Unlike other years, there won't be a ton of time between the two transfer windows this season. But that may actually be a good thing for most clubs looking to get deals done.
Report: Dynamo and Dash being sold to new ownership for nearly $400 million - Dynamo Theory
This would be a pretty massive deal for the folks down in Houston. They've long waited for an owner to spend on things like transfers and their academy.
Report: David Blitzer, 76ers and Crystal Palace co-owner, interested in RSL - RSL Soapbox
Blitzer, a private equity executive, is one of "roughly a dozen" interested parties, says Sportico.
NYCFC Officially Sign Talles Magno - Hudson River Blue
The young Brazilian winger joins City as a Young Designated Player on a pretty massive transfer fee too.
Nico Lodeiro injury update: Midfielder likely to be out another month - Sounder At Heart
Sounders have gone 5-0-1 mostly without their captain, and with the long break to begin the month, they'll be fine.
Let’s check in on LAFC’s Brian Rodriguez during his loan - Angels on Parade
This is certainly one to stay tuned in to here as we see if Rodriquez's club in Spain gets promoted or not (a promotion triggers an automatic purchase of his contract from LAFC).
Tactical Analysis: Atlanta United’s marking and counterpressing under Heinze - Dirty South Soccer
Here is a good look at how Atlanta United manager Gabriel Heinze wants his teams to defend.