We’re at the midway point in the week again as FC Dallas gets set to take on Seattle tonight up in Washington. We’ll find out soon enough if this two-game winning streak can carry over into a third before we host our new in-state rivals from Austin on Saturday. But first, let’s get into some links.
// FC Dallas //
Three questions on the Seattle Sounders with Sounder at Heart - Big D Soccer
Seattle has lost two in a row at home, which makes you wonder if they are ripe for the picking tonight.
Copa Tejas Division 1 heats up: Austin FC faces Dynamo and FC Dallas | The Striker Texas
This is a pretty solid explainer piece on how Copa Tejas works now with MLS and NWSL (yep, the Houston Dash are a part of it as well).
Even with Austin match looming, FC Dallas focused on tough road test | The Striker Texas
FCD definitely has to get in the one game at a time mindset here. Build off the two wins in a row and turn it into a nice winning streak.
// MLS //
What to watch for before the MLS Secondary Transfer Window closes | MLSSoccer.com
The last couple of transfer windows have had FCD heavily involved in some way with their various dealings. But it one appears to be a quiet one for the club.
Five standout teenagers in MLS this season — by the numbers | MLSSoccer.com
Oddly enough, there aren't any FCD players that make this little stat list for the teens in MLS.
Sounders training notes: Cristian Roldan returns - Sounder At Heart
Seattle sounds like they are expecting a good one tonight out of FCD. They do show some respect towards Luchi and company, which is nice to see.
LA Galaxy to unveil Landon Donovan statue on Oct. 3 - LAG Confidential
Another statue is coming to the LA stadium. I do think he's worthy of one there though.
Source: Carles Gil to miss 3+ weeks with a sports hernia - The Bent Musket
The Revs will be without Gil for a few weeks though three weeks sounds both encouraging and a bit optimistic for that type of injury.
Report: Atlanta United linked to Gremio forward Ferreira - Dirty South Soccer
According to reports out of Brazil, it’s for a transfer fee of nearly US $9 million.
Houston and Dallas beware? ‘We have a lot of guys that are pissed off’ | The Striker Texas
So Austin is pissed off? Great, bring it on.