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FC Dallas News Update 9/16

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KANSAS CITY, KS - AUGUST 27:   Omar Bravo #99 of Sporting KC takes the ball past Bruno Guarda #8 of FC Dallas in the first half at Livestrong Sporting Park on August 27, 2011 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, KS - AUGUST 27: Omar Bravo #99 of Sporting KC takes the ball past Bruno Guarda #8 of FC Dallas in the first half at Livestrong Sporting Park on August 27, 2011 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)
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Lots of news 24 hours before Saturday's enormous game with New York

Robert Casner has a Schellas XI up talking about the Tauro draw and upcoming games 

V. After a rigorous stretch of games dating back early July, Hyndman has become accustomed to answering questions about team fatigue, and Wednesday night was no different.

"I think it was a lot easier for [the media] during this game than it was for them. I think it was very humid and I think the boys were a little fatigued and both teams were tired."

Some former FC Dallas player news as Kyle Davies was traded from LA to Toronto...I remember lots of people saying Dallas would rue the day they traded this guy. 

New York could be missing their entire starting back line for Saturday's game

The Red Bulls, already without starting defenders Roy Miller, Rafa Marquez and Jan Gunnar Solli,  may have to play Saturday in Dallas without their defense. Keeper Frank Rost was questionable with a torn right quad, but now centerback Tim Ream has been listed as questionable with a lower leg contusion.

Paul Kennedy of Soccer America has an MLS bargains and busts article up and two FC Dallas players are listed as bargains. 

Marvin Chavez (FC Dallas: $50,000). In his third season in MLS, the Honduran has been one of FCD's unsung stars, scoring five goals and four assists -- more than his first two seasons combined when his guaranteed compensation was $70,000 a season. He's started all but one game for the Hoops, who are third overall in the MLS standings. He's played on the wings and up front for Dallas, which lost David Ferreira, the reigning league MVP, with a broken leg early in the season.

Keep reading for an interesting quote from Daniel Cruz and much more

In case you missed the game, Phil Stephens has a nice recap of the draw with Tauro

In Dallas’ defense, the team was missing big guns Brek Shea (groin injury), speedster Fabian Castillo (hip injury) and "Son of the Wind" Marvin Chavez (ankle injury). That slowed the Dallas attack to no better than medium speed, yet it wound up scoring one of the fastest goals in club history. It just couldn’t replicate that feat again.

Soccer America does the math on MLS postseason prospects...It's worth paying attention to what's going on at the bottom as FCD could easily play the #10 overall seed. 

">On the bubble is D.C. United, with 34 points, but its nine games in hand means it could easily finish among the top three Eastern teams and avoid the wild-card scramble from which four – eight are currently in contention – will qualify. On the down side, those nine games fall during a span of just 39 days, and most of them are toughies

Quick plug, I was on with the CONCACAF Champions League recap show for about 15 minutes with Daniel Feuerstein, give it a listen. I come in at about the 45 minute mark.

Finally, FC Dallas has a new segment of "The Season" documentary...give it a watch. I love what Daniel Cruz had to say about 5 minutes in 

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I was in Houston...we were talking about what can they do for me. I didn't negotiate and I immediately said no..then I received a call from my manager and he told me FC Dallas was interested if I wanted to go so I come and then everybody talked to me after the first training, the coach came to me and told me that he really wanted me to stay and I was very happy.

I know I'm not going to make myself popular with the Houston fans but for me there was a big difference between Houston and Dallas

I like this guy....