MLS: Ferreira Named MVP—FC Dallas Preps for Final

Pablo ImazContributor INovember 21, 2010

TORONTO - NOVEMBER 20:  Andrew Wiedeman #23 of FC Dallas and his teammates warm up during practice in preparation for the MLS Cup against the Colorado Rapids at BMO Field on November 20, 2010 in Toronto, Canada.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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FC Dallas landed in Toronto to begin preparations for Sunday’s 2010 MLS Cup Final.  The team seems to be soaring after their 3-0 throttling of LA last week en route to earning their first ever Western Conference crown, and today the team also learned of the official announcement that named David Ferreira as the 2010 MLS MVP.

Dallas is a team that seems to have won over nearly every skeptic, and in reality, there is little reason for anything other than optimism going into this weekend’s final.  The team has already dispatched both of the 2009 MLS Cup finalists from this year’s playoffs.  They were able to take care of Salt Lake, who many had penciled in as this year’s favorites, and they completely dismantled the star-studded LA Galaxy.

Despite having a good feeling about Dallas’s chances of winning their first MLS championship on Sunday, I have several concerns about this particular matchup.

First, Dallas is playing Colorado, and the history between these two clubs is not a pretty one from Dallas’s perspective.  Most recently, Colorado booted Dallas from the 2005 and 2006 MLS Cup championship race... 

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