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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Who is ready for the weekend?

Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports

Things are moving along nicely here as FC Dallas continues to prep for New England this weekend.

// FC Dallas //

FCD nearly fully healthy again | Dallas Soccer News

Matt Hedges is almost back from his knee injury that has kept him out the better part of the last two months. If he is ready for this weekend, do you risk him on turf? I sure as heck don't but that hasn't stopped Oscar Pareja from bringing a guy back on turf (Mauro Diaz was brought back in Vancouver).

FCD hopes to build on recent home wins | Dallas Morning News

Two straight wins last week and now the club is back on the road for two more games to finish the month of May. It will all come down to how well the defense responds in these games and if the attack can continue to show signs of life.

Academy teams sweep home season finale |

Add a couple more wins to the final tally for FCD's stellar academy teams.

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Revs are surging as they get ready to host Dallas | The Bent Musket

It is never too early to get on board for this weekend and here is a good place to start as we're seeing a New England team that is starting to play better. Oh and they have some Kei Kamara guy now too.

Manneh wins SBN player of the week |

He won the league's vote and then our vote. You can see how I voted in this week's race here as well.

Dos Santos declines Copa America call |

Kind of a strange turn of events to see that Gio dos Santos won't be on Mexico's Copa America roster this summer. I'm sure the league front office is a bit unhappy with him declining but if the guy wants to remain fit for his club, I can't blame him too much.

Hamid talks about his approach to returning | Black and Red United

It seems like a long time coming for Bill Hamid here this season to get on the field but he is inching closer and closer for DCU.

Lalas on the league's best rivalries |

I'm honestly not surprised at what rivalry he likes the most right now.

Rivalries key to MLS's expansion plans |

The old rivalries in MLS are great but we all know that the more the league expands, the better the more localized rivalries will get.

Francesa butchers NYC-RBNY ad |