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Thursday, September 9, 2010
FC Dallas news recap (9/9)

By Buzz Carrick

As I mentioned in the previous post, the FIFA Inspection Delegation was in Dallas today.  Pics are up here.

Steve Davis talks player development with a lot of stuff about Oscar Pareja.  I can't undersell what an amazing job Pareja is doing with the FCD Academy.  What an asset that guy is.

ESPN Power Rankings has FCD first.

FCD extended its unbeaten streak to 13 games by beating Toronto, but a sudden shortage of center backs means an already tough trip to San Jose this weekend will be even more difficult.
Goal.com also has FC Dallas 1st in their power rankings.

1. FC Dallas – FCD will enter the weekend with a 13-match unbeaten run, but Schellas Hyndman's side will do well to extend it with a tricky trip to Buck Shaw Stadium on tap. (1)
Jeff Carlisle talks FCD center backs.  We'll have more on that ourselves later.

The Seattle Times has a poll on which team will finish with the best record.  FCD is 4th in that poll.

FCD's Futbol Forum, Episode 2.  Defender Heath Pearce, assistant coach John Ellinger and soccer analyst Bobby Rhine.

The FCD site has become almost insanely prolific.  Is the message getting lost in the trees?
- Barry Gorman's latest travel log.  He's scouting college players.
- FCD training report 9/8.
- Jackson and Loyd held out of today's session as precautions.  Milton Rodriguez back in training.
- George John is questionable.
- Ruben Luna had a good debut.
- Training Report 9/9.
- Jackson is versatile.

The FC Dallas' Soccer 101 for women is back at PHP.  It's September 29th.

Centerlinesoccer.com pics San Jose to beat FCD this weekend.

Nick Rosano and Greer Wilson-Chavez preview FCD vs San Jose.  Both predict a 1-1 tie.

Not FC Dallas Specific

This is kind of fun, an article from June 1980 about Diego Maradona, "The New Pele."

A player from the Matilda's was forced to take some pics from her FaceBook page.  It had to be only a matter of time before that happened to someone.