MLS Thoughts: Portland Timbers a real contenders this year
Portland struggled last season, failing to win a single road match in their MLS Cup title defense. But this season has been very different. The Timbers sit atop MLS with nine points and ten goals. And they look ready to make another MLS Cup run.
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.
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.
FC Dallas will go as far as Maximilano Urruti takes them this postseason
FC Dallas has almost all of the pieces to finally bring home the MLS Cup for the first time in franchise history; however, they still lack a consistent striker. But if the last two matches are a guide, Maximilano Urruti might just be turning into the striker FC Dallas needs.
U.S. Open Cup win opens many doors for FC Dallas
It was a moment that has been seen in 19 years — FC Dallas lifting a major trophy after a win in a cup final. The celebration the ensued was incredible, but what’s even better is what this could do for this team, both on and off the field, as it moves towards a potential American treble.
If Jurgen Klinsmann leaves, USMNT needs to bring in Oscar Pareja
Jurgen Klinsmann may or may not be the next manager for England, but in the event that he does leave FC Dallas manager Oscar Pareja needs to be the first and only choice to be Klinsmann’s replacement.
Affiliation with OKC Engergy FC fine, but FC Dallas needs its own USL team
MLS teams owning United Soccer League teams as their own reserves teams is all the rage these days. But FC Dallas is not one of them. With one of the best development academies, FC Dallas has to create its own USL after its affiliation with OKC Energy FC is up.