FC Dallas news recap (10/7)

We'll start with the best news of the day, Ugo Ihemelu is back in training.

Soccer 365 celebrates the FCD win and records.

With a playoff spot clinched, FCD is now targeting the Supporters Shield.

Steve Hunt sizes up the FCD MLS award contenders. I figure David Ferreira and Schellas Hyndman have a shot.

Steve Hunt says Marvin Chavez and Milton Rodriguez are finally starting to produce for FCD.

“Chavez has just been outstanding,” Hyndman said. “This is the Chavez we saw in preseason and then he got hurt. But he’s hard as a rock. He’s fast. He’s quick and he still needs to continue to go to the goal.”

Seattle times talks Jeff Cunningham, playoffs, and has some game nuggets.

Bobby Rhine says Hyndman almost has FCD built in his own image.

Barry Punzal of Presidio Sports plays up Eric Avila.

Ives Galarcep talks MLS MVP and has Ferreira as a candidate.

Former 3rd Degree contributor Daniel Robertson breaks down the chase for the supporters shield.

SoccerNation is talking a little Jeff Cunningham.

The Perpetual Post, I have no idea who they are, is happily ripping MLS but does think FCD is entertaining to watch and has a great name.

Non-FCD Stories

Here's a terrific first person story by Charlie Davies about his rehab and recovery. Well worth a read. I can't imagine the pain of his rehab.

Paul Kennedy says blame the EPL for Tom Hicks. I think he makes an excellent point.

Ridge Mahoney has an interesting take on Dwayne De Rosario, he says DeRo may in the end have really helped his club with his "sign me" move.