Big D Soccer After Dark podcast: Two games before the playoffs

While we missed the show last week due to an unfortunate illness, the After Dark show is back to get us salty and excited as FC Dallas look to continue their climb in the playoff standings.

North Texas SC, unfortunately, ended its brief playoff streak in a tough game with St Louis 2, but that may have a bright side for Dallas.

Tonight the guys and I go live to discuss recent Dallas and North Texas SC results on our podcast, Big D After Dark.

Reminder: our show is live at the updated time of 8:00 PM CST/9:00 PM EST on Youtube, Facebookand Twitter to break down the coming weekend for FC Dallas.

Playoff Achievement Unlocked

The good news is that FC Dallas has secured a playoff berth after missing out last year under head coach Luchi Gonzalez.

What a difference a year makes.

Under Nico Estevez, the team seem much more ready to make things really interesting, especially if they can lock down a game at home. Of course, nothing is easy in this league. Dallas travels to Colorado this weekend. Chances are FCD will walk away with a point or all three, but Colorado is a tough place to play.

Next weekend, Dallas hosts Sporting Kansas City, a team that is out of the playoffs but on a strong streak of its own. It won’t be easy.

How many points do Dallas need to lock down this home playoff game? How high can they go?

North Texas SC Faller

A young side again hung around a much more veteran side for about 70 minutes at St Louis 2, but just couldn’t find a way through, a 2-0 loss that still deserves marks of courage and courage. energy for North Texas.

Still, the team missed Mulatto. When they advanced through dangerous places, something was missing. After the match, I asked Coach Kah to talk to me about the future and decisions regarding some roster plays. Who will stay? Who will get the contracts?

Big question: Is Luke Bartlett sticking around? No right?

There are many decisions to be made, but tonight we will assess the team’s season as a whole and predict what next year might look like.

USMNT Misfortunes

We are weeks away from the next World Cup and the United States are still sorting out their issues in a 2-0 loss to Japan.

I still don’t know what to make of this team’s group – it could work in our favor behind some scrappy goals and a slow start, but these friendlies are perfect for that reason. Determine what is wrong. Take the loss now. Get better.

Jesus Ferreira started the match against Japan and missed the best chance of the night for the United States. But there’s very little to blame him for when the whole team played like garbage. Not a great performance for our boys in blue. Don’t panic American fans. It can always be better.

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