The Hexagonal round of qualifying begins Wednesday afternoon in Honduras for the U.S. Men's National Team. It's the first in a year-long road that hopefully leads to the 2014 World Cup.
The match is scheduled for 3 p.m. CT on beIn Sport - not exactly the most convenient for most people stuck at work or in school.
Nevertheless, how do you see this match going for the USMNT? Vote below:
MLSSoccer.com's Inside the SuperDraft video series continues with Episode 5 featuring draft day in Indianapolis. FC Dallas pick Walker Zimmerman is featured and his part begins at the 2:20 mark. The video includes Zimmerman meeting club officials after he is selected.
FRISCO – FC Dallas will have its first scrimmage of the 2013 preseason this Saturday at 10 a.m. against the University of Memphis.
Head coach Schellas Hyndman said the club always gets requests from college programs to scrimmage, and FCD was able to work out a time to play Memphis this weekend.
“Memphis has been one of those teams that have worked hard with us in the past,” Hyndman said after training on Monday.
FC Dallas defeated Memphis 6-0 in a 2012 preseason scrimmage.
Hyndman said he looks forward to seeing FCD playing 11 vs 11 after two weeks of training sessions.
Hyndman currently plans to play an approximate Starting XI in the first half and get time for remaining players in the second half.
Fans are welcome to watch the scrimmage for free. It will be on the adidas Field and fans will be able to watch from outside the field fence.
FRISCO – FC Dallas head coach Schellas Hyndman is looking forward to Friday afternoon’s open training session.
The preseason practice is part of FC Dallas Friends and Family Night, from 4 to 7 p.m. today at FC Dallas Stadium.
“For us to be out here Friday inside the stadium and have the fan appreciation – not only to give them the chance to watch us train, meet the new guys – but after the training to be able to go and talk to them is fantastic,” Hyndman said.
Hyndman said it’s a great time to have a public training session because the team is working on identifying potential contributors for 2013.
Hyndman said the event, where fans have the chance to interact with players after the training session and get tickets for the upcoming season, is a good way to get 2013 started.
“The sport doesn’t exist in this country if we didn’t have fans. Somebody’s got to support us,” Hyndman said. “Since I’ve been here, and I’m sure way before, the priority was to have a good relationship with our fans and to make them feel a big part of our team.”
There's still more players ready to join the FC Dallas roster. Today is the MLS Supplemental Draft (1 p.m. CT), a less glamourous but still helpful part of building an MLS roster.
So just what is the Supplemental Draft? MLSSoccer.com has put together a full explanatory piece - here's an excerpt:
The best way to think about it is like this: The Supplemental Draft is the continuation of the SuperDraft.
The Supplemental Draft consists of four rounds, which are called Rounds 1 through 4, but in many ways it is Rounds 3 through 6 of the SuperDraft.
FC Dallas has the seventh pick in each round of today's Supplemental Draft. Picks will be tweeted out via @FCDallas on Twitter as the draft happens and a full wrap-up will be on FCDallas.com.
Now that SuperDraft has concluded, it's time for those post-SuperDraft evaluations. None was kinder to FC Dallas and No. 7 pick Walker Zimmerman than a post from Pro Soccer Talk's Noah Davis.
Click to read the entire post, but here's a snippet:
Zimmerman will have to fight for time — he might not find it right away — but he’ll have a chance. And he’ll have some solid people to learn from ahead of him. In a couple years, we’ll look back and see that Zimmerman was the steal of the 2013 SuperDraft.
A final note: The other Furman players to go in the Top 10? Two, a guy named Clint Dempsey and another named Ricardo Clark. If Zimmerman can have close to the type of career those two men did, he’ll make this post sound extremely smart.
People in the Dallas area woke up to a scene more suited for the Northeast than North Texas on Tuesday morning. Most of the area received snow and some parts of the area got icy, as well. FC Dallas Stadium was no different - covered in a picturesque light layer of snow.