The end of the week is here and a holiday weekend is upon us here in the US. FC Dallas is getting see to head up to Utah for a weekend trip as they’ll take on RSL tomorrow night. We’ll dive into that game but first, we have some links to discuss.
// FC Dallas //
Has Szabolcs Schon fixed FC Dallas’ problems on the wings? – Big D Soccer
Has Schon solved all of FCD’s problems on the wings? Maybe, but the numbers kind of suggest otherwise.
// MLS //
“The odds are against us”: Shorthanded Philadelphia look to stun New England | MLSSoccer.com
Philadelphia has their eyes set on a return leg in CCL in a couple of weeks but this one is probably as important for their season.
“The goals will come”: Daryl Dike refreshed and ready to end Orlando’s scoring woes | MLSSoccer.com
Dike has had quite the ride this year from being a breakout star to dealing with injuries this summer after the Gold Cup.
MLSPA enters “a new phase” as players’ commercial opportunities blossom | US Soccer Players
The Major League Soccer Players Association announced a new deal with video game makers Konami at an event prior to the 2021 MLS All-Star Game.
Thorrington, Bradley talk Diego Rossi sale, what comes next for LAFC – Angels on Parade
Thorrington says the move is exactly what LAFC had planned to do.
// USMNT //
Three takeaways from USMNT’s World Cup Qualifying stalemate in El Salvador | MLSSoccer.com
Could be worse, could be a whole lot better. A draw on the road in qualifying isn’t really the end of the world for the USMNT.
USMNT learns a valuable lesson in 0-0 draw vs. El Salvador – The Athletic
Winning on the road in the region isn’t about talent level, and Thursday’s 0-0 draw was the perfect example of why.
2022 World Cup Qualifying: USA 0-0 El Salvador – a disjointed performance and an indecisive result – Stars and Stripes FC
Again, it is a point on the road. Take it, move on and do better.