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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, September 17, 2015

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FCD travels to the heart of the country for a big match tomorrow.

Jim O'Connor-USA TODAY Sports

One more day until we're back at game day around here as FC Dallas gets set to take on Sporting KC tomorrow.

// FC Dallas //

Practice makes perfect for Michel on corner kicks | MLSSoccer.com

He had a lot of free time over the last couple of months to get his set pieces back to the level we saw in 2014. Too bad he is such a turnover machine in the midfield.

// MLS //

State of MLS with six weeks to go | Sounder at Heart

The good news is that FCD is firmly in a playoff spot right now. The bad news, they have the toughest remaining schedule of any MLS team.

CONCACAF official confirms schedule change in CCL | MLSSoccer.com

You know, the more I think about this, the more I think it makes perfect sense. In summer of 2016, you'll have the Olympics to deal with along with wherever Copa America is. I'm sure I am missing some other tournaments that are next year that would impact things but overall the time to move this tournament's schedule is now.

City keeps playoff chances alive with win over TFC | Hudson River Blue

The big names actually showed up well for this one. NYCFC continues to be a tougher team at home than when they are out on the road.

Symptoms of the past creeping in for TFC | Waking the Red

Where have we seen this before out of Toronto FC? Late in the season, they're in a playoff battle and then they start to sink. Not the best time for a slump.

Red Bulls see Easter lead slip in loss to New England | Once a Metro

Don't look now but the Eastern Conference race is starting to move through New England and not New York (or DC).

Biello making the most of his chances with Montreal | ESPNFC.com

Nothing like improving your coaching stock while managing a team that you know will likely just fire you in six months anyways.

MLS was right to rescind Dwyer's red card | ESPNFC.com

I can't say I agree with this but I kind of get why it was rescinded at the same time.

US could withdraw hosting Copa America in 2016 | SI.com

The writing has pretty much been on the wall for a few months on this thing. Can't say I am shocked about it either.