Tuesday Links: FC Dallas set to host Philadelphia


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FC Dallas returns to action tomorrow night.

The week moves along here as FC Dallas prepares for a big match tomorrow night at home against Philadelphia. We’ll dive into our coverage of that match, but first, some links to discuss today.

// FC Dallas //

Carl Fred Sainté joins North Texas SC on loan - Big D SoccerTo finish out the season North Texas bulk up their midfield with a defensive-midfielder.

Alan Velasco's coming around to life in MLS at just the right time | The StrikerThe Argentine winger cooled after a fast start to life in MLS but now is ready to contribute to FCD's playoff push.

Ferreira says sights are set on Golden Boot even as Driussi dazzles | The StrikerWhile he's still chasing the Austin FC star, the FCD forward said he'd love to win individual hardware as he helps his team reach its goals.

// MLS //

Who were the best young-player performers in MLS Week 25? | MLSSoccer.comThere was plenty of FCD flavor in this week’s post. Nice to see Alan Velasco getting the attention he deserves.

Brian Schmetzer: "Time is running out" on Seattle Sounders FC's playoff bid | MLSSoccer.comCould this be the first year that Seattle fails to reach the playoffs? I still doubt it but we’ll see.

The tenacity of Richie Laryea is just what Toronto FC was missing - Waking The RedIn his first two games back at the club, Richie Laryea has already come up trumps for this improving Toronto FC side.

Understanding Wayne Rooney’s D.C. United - Black And Red UnitedIt is still going to take some time before DCU is anything worth mentioning but I do think they’re going to be interesting in the meantime.

Brooks Lennon: This team has a very great chance to make the playoffs - Dirty South SoccerAtlanta still has a lot of things to overcome here in the injury department but they may end up surprising us all in the end.