FC Dallas news recap (10/28)


Steve Hunt talks playoff experience. Dallas has some in Hartman, Cunningham, and Hernandez; but not much after that.

FCD has a Playoff Center.

A profile on David Ferreira. He's team MVP for sure, and get my vote for league MVP.

A playoff opponent update from the Salt Lake Tribune.

Came across a Pizza Hut Park venue review and analysis. Kind of interesting to check out.

My guy Bradlee Baladez pops up in the Goal.com Freshman 15.

Steve Hunt says Javier Morales is a big problem for FCD in this series.

FC Dallas playoffs part of the very busy Dallas sports landscape.

There's a different version of the Playoff experience stuff by Steve Hunt on the FCD site.

Soccer American talks injuries, of which FCD has a few. Or they did.

Daniel Hernandez comes up in this talk about holding mids.

Steven Goff says Hyndman should be coach of the year, but doesn't like any of the other three candidates.

Dax McCarty has been waiting a long time for the playoffs. I wish he was in top form.

Looks like FCD has some kind of playoff blog going. Lots of behind the scene stuff apparently.

Ugo Ihemelu throws down the gauntlet and says he's ready to go.

Looks like Break Shea isn't going to be starting. Or is that a smoke screen?

Barry Gorman continues his travel blog on the road at LA.

Hyndman was really pleased to not be playing on Thursday. I'm hearing the decision to not play Hernandez, Ihemelu, and Hartman agaisnt LA was influenced by the chance FCD was playing on Thursday.

RSL News (A.K.A. playoff opponent)

RSL wants to prove title wasn't a fluke. It wasn't I picked them last year in the preseason.

The Deseret News also talks RSL title hopes.

Randy Davis says RSL will be conservative in the opener.

RSL had to shovel some snow off their training field this week. Wow.

Simon Borg says RSL isn't worried about their losing streak in Dallas.

MLS Playoff Previews and Predictions

Title odds by Sounder at Heart.

Kyle McCarty does his playoff predictions, and picks RSL to beat FCD.

Greg Seltzer of Soccer 365 also picks RSL.

World Soccer reader with a RSL vs FCD preview. They also pick RSL.

MLSTalk has a playoff preview podcast.

Steve Davis at Sports Illustrated picks RSL, he too previews all the match ups.

Jeff Carlisle previews RSL vs FCD, but doesn't pick a winner. Sounds like he kind of prefers RSL, maybe.

Goal.com Playoff Rankings. FCD 5th.

Power Rankings

Examiner.com (FCD 3rd), ESPN (FCD 5th), Goal.com (FCD 4th), MLS (FCD 5th)