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Big D Daily: News for Friday, September 4, 2015

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Labor Day weekend is here.

Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

The holiday weekend is here as FC Dallas continues to prep for Columbus on Sunday.

// FC Dallas //

Absences create competition for FC Dallas |

Five players missing this weekend will create some interesting lineup choices for Oscar Pareja. Like what do does he do on the wings without Fabian Castillo? Or what will his attack look like if Mauro Diaz doesn't play again? Plenty of questions. Feel free to submit your lineup choices here.

// MLS //

Columbus aim to put on a show this weekend |

The Crew have nine missing to counter the five that FCD has missing for international duty this week. So putting on a show sounds interesting from this side of the field.

Figuring out the Crew's line up for this weekend | Massive Report

Just like us, the Crew's blog is trying to figure out who they'll start on Sunday.

Curtis and Marsch continue to change New York | Once a Metro

Last night was the club's second town hall meeting with supporters and lets just say fans were very happy with how things have been going in the Big Apple. A big difference from the town hall that they hosted earlier in the year. I still give this club props for hosting these things.

Sounders not out of trouble but they do have hope | Sounder at Heart

Did you know that the Sounders have the same amount of losses on the year as clubs like Philly and Chicago? Yikes. Unlike those two sides, they have the talent to turn things around quickly.

Time to panic in DC? | Washington Post

Three straight losses have brought up plenty of questions about DC United here.

// USMNT //

It is time for Klinsmann to take responsibility | Stars and Stripes FC

Klinsmann made some rather interesting comments this week about the Gold Cup results for the US. It really is high time that he takes ownership of those losses though.

US vs Peru, what to watch for | Stars and Stripes FC

If anything this is a game that US has to use to get ready for Mexico next month.

If you criticize Klinsmann or his team, you don't know soccer | Pro Soccer Talk

Well then.