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Big D Daily: News for Friday, August 26, 2016

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Bring on Houston!

MLS: U.S. Open Cup Quarterfinal-FC Dallas at Houston Dynamo Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

FC Dallas is back in the US as they get ready to battle one more time with the Houston Dynamo this weekend.

// FC Dallas //

FCD vs Real Esteli: The Good and Bad | Big D Soccer

I think it is safe to say that FCD can move past the draw in Nicaragua very quickly.

Pareja praises response of the squad | FCDallas.com

The heavy schedule this year has certainly been a test to this group but time and time again they have done well to come out of it with good results.

FCD eyes trophies for senior team after acing in the youth side | SI.com

If you haven’t read this long article from SI, then grab your coffee, tea, whatever this morning and read this piece. The best for me is the ‘busca la forma’ quote early on that the team uses. I smell a tifo coming soon with that on it.

// MLS //

The latest on Atlanta’s coaching search and more | MLSSoccer.com

Both of next year’s expansion teams still have a ways to go here before they kick off on a MLS field. Atlanta has made plenty of moves so far but without a coach involved. I gotta think they have someone lined up that they are going to hire here soon.

LAFC mum on the links to Schmid | Angles on Parade

I mean it just seems obvious right? Sigi Schmid getting his time off from the game to get refocused in time for a new club in 2018.

Players MLS fans love to hate | ESPNFC.com

Being that it is rivalry week around MLS, it is always worth brining up that guy that you love to hate. Or in some cases love that he is on your club and not someone else’s.

Toronto and Montreal encapsulates the best of Rivalry Week | ESPNFC.com

In a way that is a pretty bold claim that TFC and Montreal are one of the best rivalries in MLS. But I know there is a ton of passion there between those two cities and supporter groups. FCD fans should probably begin to watch TFC a little closer as the Shield race is getting a lot tighter.

Picking out the real rivalries for this weekend | FourFourTwo

Nice to see a site that actually remembers FCD and Houston play this weekend (unlike the league’s website). But in all seriousness, that Colorado-RSL game is going to be interesting tonight.

Kreis’ first game against old club is personal | FourFourTwo

Yuuup. I can imagine it will be super personal for Jason Kreis on Saturday.