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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, August 10, 2016

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Can FC Dallas advance to the finals tonight with a win in LA?

MLS: CONCACAF Champions League-Real Esteli FC at FC Dallas Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

FC Dallas looks to advance to the finals of the USOC tonight in LA.

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Squad selection: Who do you have tonight against LA? | Big D Soccer

Yesterday afternoon we discussed who should be in the lineup tonight in LA. But this is where you also get to build your own lineup and discuss it too.

FCD is two wins away from ending a 19-year old title drought | Dallas Morning News

How many of you reading this were even alive when FC Dallas last won a title? 1998 was a long, long time ago for this club. But getting over the hump against a team like LA won’t make it any easier.

Hollingshead is ready to take over Castillo’s spot |

Even though the club was left with no time to replace Fabian Castillo with anyone big overseas, I’m glad someone like Ryan Hollingshead is getting a shot here.

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Revs are through to the USOC finals | The Bent Musket

Our old pal Je-Vaughn Watson was scoring goals again in the USOC to help push New England to the finals. If FCD wins tonight, they’ll host the Revs.

Nashville group forms to bring MLS to the Music City |

Add another market like Nashville to the mix. I won’t lie, that is one of those dots on the map that I know the league front office would love to add.

MLS is justified in charging $200m expansion fee |

While some don’t like the idea of charging more money for clubs, there are those that understand it is a necessary thing. For me it is truly all about weeding out the less serious candidates. I’m willing to bet MLS wishes they could have charged higher back when Chivas was entering the fold.

Giovinvo wins POW again |

Right now, it is Sebastian Giovinco’s MLS world and we are just living in it.

Head of PRO admits to mistakes in Sunday’s NY-LA game | Once a Metro

Some folks were saying on Sunday that the NY-LA game was the worst officiated game that they’d seen this year. To that I would like to point their attention to a June game between FCD and SKC.

Vancouver is looking for difference makers to step up |

Again I will say, they have the talent to be a contender in this league but I don’t think they are putting together enough to make the playoffs this year.

Bedoya set for MLS after quirky transfer |

I love the comment from Alejandro Bedoya about allocation money. I do think MLS needs SAM and CAM to join GAM and TAM.