2015’s midseason lull came much like many others: with few points, roster re-thinks, midseason (or at least pending) acquisitions, and the same consternation, wingeing, or willful acceptance of mediocrity that has come to embody those of 2011, 2012, 201…
As of yesterday (6/25/15) Moises Hernandez, Tesho Akindele, and Mauro Diaz will all remain FC Dallas players for the immediate future.
As the possibility of Mauro Diaz moving to Elche has fallen flat on its face (with the Spanish side being forcibly relegated from the Primera), a new one has been born: Samuel Eto’o.
Five games unbeaten. It’s not a monumental feat, but it means that Sporting Kansas City will be confident in adding to that run of form as Oscar Pareja and FC Dallas grace Sporting Park on Friday.
Another midfielder has entered the fold in Frisco. FC Dallas signed 33 year old attacking midfielder Rolando Escobar. He joins FCD from Venezuelan Primera side Deportivo Anzoátegui SC, netting 31 goals in 104 appearances.
This may appear to be the most depleted Galaxy lineup in years to step into Frisco. Robbie Keane will be out. Landon Donovan has retired.
“He turns the lights on.” Why not torture this metaphor a bit more? He ignites the torch. He raises the sun.
Clint Dempsey. Blas Perez. Out. Kyle Bekker, body slam connoisseur and professional retribution artist, out. You at least wanted to see if he’d try again, right?
Oscar Pareja has enough good will from the Dallas faithful: will it at all last the 2015 season?
Despite the unfilled stadium there was plenty to converse about pitchside in Frisco last night. Despite FCD’s dominance, sadly, this game will be eternally recalled in reference to a casual handball in the box.
For a man who can make his sides play magic football throughout a season, Oscar Pareja has yet to prove himself on another level: the playoffs.
In no way should that title suggest that playoff hopes are in the balance in Dallas. Things couldn’t be further from it.
Never mind the fact that two of the West’s top squads tonight will draw swords. Disregard the tight proximity of Dallas and Salt Lake on the table. Forget that these are two of the better footballing teams in MLS. Tonight’s match at Rio Tinto is all about the previous joust in Frisco.
Whatever injury bug that has found its way into the Dallas locker room is on the verge of becoming a full-fledged plague. Oscar Pareja’s options are even further limited with the suspension of Michel heading into tonight’s game.
But can FCD keep up the pace? A landmark win propelled FC Dallas Friday night to second place in the Western Conference. Vanquished at the feet of a ten-man FCD squad was Real Salt Lake. To add insult to injury, RSL’s six game unbeaten run was ended by a Dallas side who is now unbeaten […]