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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, October 6, 2016

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FC Dallas heads to Lewisville tonight for a public training session.

MLS: Colorado Rapids at FC Dallas Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

FC Dallas will be making some public appearances today (in Lewisville) and Saturday (season ticket holders meet-and-greet) while they wrap up their buy week from league play.

// FC Dallas //

Quick Burns: About that Schweinsteiger rumor | Big D Soccer

Our staff discussed the latest transfer rumor surrounding FCD. Some were on board with the thought while a few others passed on it.

Walker Zimmerman summed up in one GIF | FCDallas.com

Yep. That is perfect.

// MLS //

Lamar Neagle wins POW | SBNation.com

I tried to sneak some votes to Zimmerman but it was hard not to overlook guys like Neagle and Dax McCarty this week.

Barcelona invited to 2017 ASG | Barca Blaugranes

Well that would be a pretty big get for the league. I have to say they’ve done well at attracting some big named clubs these last few years.

How the Rapids made me eat crow | MLSSoccer.com

Colorado has surprised a lot of people this season, including myself. Defensively, they are a team that can beat anyone. But the offense still has some gaps that make me think they’ll get upset early in the playoffs by a more experienced team.

Atlanta to open up at Georgia Tech’s stadium, the pros and cons | Dirty South Soccer

Yesterday we got news that Atlanta United would do some of their first games next season at Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta. A smart move while they wait on their NFL venue to be finished. But the move does come with some issues.

NYCFC find location for training venue | Hudson River Blue

That is great and all but what about their stadium?

Barrett: Houston has plenty to play for in season | MLSSoccer.com

Yes, like beating Colorado at least one, if not twice for us.

Axel Sjoberg takes the long road to success | Goal.com

The big Swedish defender for Colorado isn’t a household name around the league but he is definitely turned into one of the league’s top center backs.

Whitecap’s youngster is drawing EPL attention | Goal.com

When you start to play a 15-year old during the regular season like Vancouver is doing, it does spark the attention of those around the world a bit.

Will Kjestan’s return to the USMNT open doors for others? | ESPNFC.com

One can only hope that the likes of Matt Hedges, Zimmerman or Kellyn Acosta can start getting more calls.