Coming off the first MLS loss for the Chicago Fire in more than two months, Tuesdays practice seemed to have a bit more intensity. Every team needs that, especially when youre at the top and did well like we did in the past, but also the break has some challenges and these challenges are losing the rhythm, getting back to the working suit and working atmosphere and mentality.
It's been a strangely undefined MLS season so far. Or at least, there's been a sense that traditional balances of power no longer hold sway, even as it remains unclear exactly where or how the new power bases are going to develop. Of course there's been the much noted shift of emphasis from West to East, with Chicago and Toronto looking the two class teams of the league. Even the Western frontrunners FC Dallas and Sporting Kansas City are as notable for their flaws as as their virtues; even before Dom Dwyer's move to Orlando, it was apparent that lack of goals could yet undo Sporting's promising start, and Dallas, under Oscar Pareja continue to play with inexplicable lapses of concentration that
Multiple MLS teams have shown an interest in United States national team and Tijuana midfielder Joe Corona, according to The Washington Post's Steven Goff. The 27-year-old Corona is entering the last year of his contract with Xolos and is not on the MLS Allocation List, meaning any team can make an offer to sign him. The Seattle Sounders have agreed to a deal to sign Paraguay international Derlis Gonzalez from Dynamo Kiev, according to ABC Cardinal in Paraguay.