Busy mid week with lots of stuff to be read.
FC Dallas' Heath Pearce, keeper Kevin Hartman, and 2 of FC Dallas Dancers will be at Lucky Lou's in Denton tonight. Get your picture, autographs and $10 FC Dallas playoff tickets! There will also be the FIFA 2011 Gametruck so you can try your best against Pearce or Hartman. Tonight from 7-11pm.
Heath Pearce is at peace with being left out of the World Cup team, says Andrew Slevison.
Hyndman says missing Daniel Hernandez was a big blow the last few weeks. I couldn't agree more.
The Bleacher Report breaks down the chase for the Supporters Shield in their LA Galaxy preview. Basically FCD needs to win and get some help from Colorado.
The RSL Soapbox attempts to "fix" the playoff system. As is now six teams from the west are going to be in and the best four teams in MLS will end up playing each other in the Western half of the bracket. In their "rix" FCD would be playing Seattle or New York.
DallasSoccerNews has a short blurb on the US game against Colombia, which I direct you to for the pic of Shea playing in that game.
Steve Hunt's FCD notebook has a bunch of good stuff, the msot interesting this quote from Coach Hyndman.
“For the first time this year, they weren’t the same team after the pregame talk,” the FCD manager said. “I could already feel it. It wasn’t anything to do with pressure. It was maybe [because] we’re in the playoffs. I think they had worked so hard to get there, now that they got there, sometimes it’s a normal thing to back off a little bit.”
Real Salt Lake's only loss since mid-July, was to FC Dallas. This series could be very interesting between arguably the top two teams in MLS right now.
Speaking of Shea, the US got a bye into the final round of Olympic Qualifying. Shea should be a very big part of that team.
A player I think Dallas might take a look at, Juan Pablo Angel, "probably won't return to NYRB."
SMU is sitting at #7 in the NSCAA rankings. They got a nice season going on the hilltop at 11-1.
Dynamo fans are mad at each other. "I love winning. You know? It's like, better than losing!"
Soccer American also rates the US players. They agree with Davis, Pearce was good, Shea was nervous.
Jason Davis at MatchFitUSA says bench Edu. A more important question might be what has happened to Michael Bradley.
News that may really shake things up for the next World Cup, FIFA is looking at 13 different goal-line technology systems.
Omaha, Nebraska, wants a MLS team. Yes, seriously.
Toronto FC apologizes to their fans and sets up some town hall meetings. Now that's interesting, a front office that admits they've made errors and mistakes now looking to make amends.
This one I agree stinks, Jaime Moreno's farewell game will not be televised. A player that good with one team in this league deserves more. They better start him at least. I still give Hyndman a ton of respect for starting Bobby Rhine in his final match and Duilio Davino for passing the captain's armband to Rhine. That was a ton of respect and Jaime Moreno deserves the same.
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