Technical director Fernando Clavijo has revealed that FC Dallas are looking at bringing in a marquee midfielder.
The Texan club are keen to match it with the better teams in MLS and feel that a top quality man in the middle of the pitch will allow them to do so.
"We are strongly searching for another player," Clavijo told MLSsoccer.comat practice on Wednesday.
"The team is doing well when you look at the results but I think that when you look ahead and you are looking to win a championship, you need to be strong and you need to have options at each position and right now we are a little bit limited in some of them."
He added: "When you look at it, we have Jackson and Fabián Castillo wide, when you look at central midfield, you have [Andrew Jacobson] and Michel, who have done a great job. We have Ramón Núñez offensively if David Ferreira gets hurt. So it is definitely fair to say the midfield is the place we need to look and give the coach more options."