The weekend is nearly here as we head into an MLS-free time during this FIFA international window. It is weird but at least we know there will be some soccer to consume with these international tournament games going on. On to some links!
// FC Dallas //
FC Dallas What-If: What would the team look like if it never sold players? | The Striker Texas
It is kind of a ridiculous lineup when you imagine it and even more so when you see that someone like Mauro Diaz is on the bench. Still, a team of players that FCD has sold or traded over the last few years would really make an impressive group. Wow.
// MLS //
Columbus Crew announces inaugural match at New Crew Stadium will have full capacity - Massive Report
The July 3 grand opening of New Crew Stadium has the potential to be a sellout.
Georg Heitz speaks about Raphael Wicky, summer signings, and the Chicago Fire’s poor start to 2021 - Hot Time In Old Town
Some believe Wicky needs to be fired already after a poor start while Heitz doesn't make it sound like he is too safe.
// USMNT //
Three takeaways from the USMNT win over Honduras | MLSSoccer.com
It was about as Concacaf-y as it could get for the US last night in Denver.
Berhalter on USMNT’s scrappy win over Honduras: "This game is exactly what we needed" | MLSSoccer.com
Sometimes it doesn't matter how bad it looked, if you got the win, that is all that counts.
Concacaf Nations League Semi-Final: USA 1-0 Honduras - A late goal sends the Americans to the final - Stars and Stripes FC
Again, there are lots of ways to describe this game, but it was a win and that’s really what matters.