MLS Thoughts: Are Houston, Chicago back?

Both Houston and Chicago struggled last year, but have come out of the gate strong in 2017. I talk about both teams and other topics in my thoughts from the second week of the MLS season.

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FC Dallas offense humming right along with 4-4-2, no Mauro Diaz

FC Dallas struggled without Mauro Diaz in the past, but with a formation change and the emergence of Kellyn Acosta, the team hasn’t missed a beat this season.

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FC Dallas celebrate their U.S. Open Cup title

A few thoughts on the first weekend of 2017 MLS season

The 2017 MLS season kicked off this weekend. While the play was definitely in early season form, it’s great to have the league back again. Here are a few of my thoughts over the first weekend of matches.

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CONCACAF Champions League rout gives great hope for FC Dallas’ 2017 season

FC Dallas entered this season with a number of question marks. A lot of those changed to great optimism after the 4–0 rout of Arabe Unido in the first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League semifinals last Thursday. Now the hype train has no brakes.

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Loading more posts with a button click and WP REST API

One of the features I had an issue finding a tutorial over was loading more posts via a button click. So here’s a brief tutorial on how to do just that.

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Who the next four teams to join MLS should be

With Atlanta and Minnesota joining the league this year and Los Angeles FC and hopefully Miami joining next year, MLS has laid out a timeline for announcing teams 25-28 within the next year or so. Here are the four cities I hope earn an expansion team soon.

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FC Dallas celebrate their U.S. Open Cup title

FC Dallas roster looks strong going into 2017

My apologies for the Cowboys losing, but FC Dallas’ 2017 campaign begins in just under two months. The team faces Árabe Unido in the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals in 37 days and starts its MLS season in 46 days. Oh, and it might just be the best roster the team has had in recent years.

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FIFA ruined World Cup with 48-team expansion for 2026

FIFA voted on Tuesday to increase the number of teams in the World Cup from 32 to 48, and in doing so showed they care more about money than the quality of the tournament. Way to ruin the tournament, FIFA.

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Why my WP REST theme won’t be in the directory … yet

My new daily blog WordPress theme, Quotidiano, is ready to be released. But considering it utilizes the WP REST API and the lack of knowledge of what it takes to get that kind of theme through the review process, I’m holding off on moving it to the theme directory for the time being.

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U.S. Soccer Federation needs to be more proactive in helping lower leagues grow

The U.S. Soccer Federation is expected to make a decision on what division the NASL and USL will be in next season, which could be the death knell for the NASL. But the USSF wouldn’t be in this position if it worked more to support all leagues and not just the top one, MLS.

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