Energy Advance in Lamar Hunt US Open Cup with 1-0 victory over Tulsa

Late heroics gave the Oklahoma City Energy another win in the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup, this time a 1-0 victory over in-state rivals, the Tulsa Roughnecks. With the victory, OKC moves on to the fourth round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

Energy and Aztex Advance in Area Open Cup Matches

The Oklahoma City Energy and Austin Aztex advanced in their Third Round Lamar Hunt US Open Cup matches tonight. The Energy won, 1-0, at the Tulsa Roughnecks while the Aztex felled the NASL side San […]

FBI and Swiss Officials Investigating FIFA – What We Know and What We Don’t

Photo courtesy: Julian Lim
Photo courtesy: Julian Lim

Huge news broke late Tuesday and throughout the day Wednesday – the FBI and Swiss investigators are going after FIFA. This is a massive story with far reaching implications for so many. This early on, it is probably worth triaging things a bit – what do we know and what do we not know at this time?

Please note that an afternoon update has been added at the bottom of the page, including some raw articles from earlier today. Continue reading

The Original MLS Power Rankings – May 26, 2015

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Another week in the books, and another set of data. But what does it all mean? Well, following last week’s trends, you have a lot of bad teams showing that maybe they were not as bad as their results indicated – or they were figuring out things they needed to figure out to be better – and the good teams were showing that maybe they were not as good as they seemed.

A few things are for sure – Seattle is still the class of the league, but even they are not infallible.  Another team, D.C. United, is showing itself to be pretty good and made a strong move, and Sporting Kansas City is finally showing the quality we expected from them earlier in the year.

Well, that and NYCFC is just bad. So bad that they now reside as the only team in the bottom grouping. Continue reading

FC Dallas signs midfielder Rolando Escobar

In a bit of a surprise move, FC Dallas has signed a Panamanian midfielder and only await his P-1 Visa and ITC. The 33 year old player had not been in camp with FC Dallas prior to this week, and comes to Dallas from a Venezuelan First Division club, apparently out of contract.

Conversation With The Captain: May 26, 2015

Hedges-captain-9356FC Dallas captain Matt Hedges got his first goal of the season in a 2-1 loss to Montreal last Saturday. Even with getting his first goal of the season, Hedges wanted to walk out of Montreal with points more.

“It felt good to score, but under the circumstances it was not great,” he said. “It is good to get off the mark and get a goal, but we lost.” Continue reading

Up Next – Sporting Kansas City 0, at Seattle Sounders 0

Chances were sparse, and defense shined as FC Dallas’ next opponent, Sporting Kansas City, and the Seattle Sounders played out a scoreless draw in Washington that had very few offensive sparks.

Stefan Frei was forced to make a stoppage time save on MLS April Player of the Month, Benny Feilhaber, to keep the game scoreless, and save Seattle a disappointing point for the home team.

Pareja talks Montreal, Diaz, and Consistency

pareja_vLAGFC Dallas head coach Oscar Pareja is looking to get the team back on track after the 2-1 loss to Montreal. It has been an interesting few days as Dallas had to figure out who could be called up for national team experience as Walker Zimmerman was expected to be named to the U.S. U-23 squad for the Toulon Tournament. FC Dallas it would be better to keep Zimmerman for depth purposes. Continue reading

Arsenal Finish Premier League Season Strong

Arsenal began the day 4 points behind second place Manchester City, and all but assured of the last automatic UEFA Champions League spot over Manchester United. All Arsenal needed to do today was win versus West Bromwich Albion to secure third place and avoid the play in round.