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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, September 15, 2016

Now it is time to move on to the NYC game.

MLS: U.S. Open Cup Final-New England Revolution vs FC Dallas Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

As great as it was to celebrate yesterday, we gotta move on to this weekend’s game with NYC. But we still have plenty of post-USOC love to spread around.

// FC Dallas //

Winning the cup pulls the monkey off our backs | Big D Soccer

Dan Hunt was all smiles Wednesday night. But as one of you pointed out, take a closer look at the names above Oscar Pareja in that photo too. Pretty much all the top academy guys are right there in some kind of order.

Is FCD close to signing Carlos Ruiz? | Big D Soccer

In a crazy turn of things, it sounds like we’re getting an old friend/nemesis for the remainder of the season.

Analysis view on Mauro Diaz |

More love on how good Diaz was on Tuesday night. Definitely one of those games that will go down as one of the best in club history.

USOC win validates youth-first mentality | FourFourTwo

Steve Davis checks in with his thoughts on the win and how this is a big step for the club and the league to have a team win with such a youthful flare.

Youth investment has finally paid off for FCD |

Brian Straus and I had a few talks about this while he was writing this piece on Tuesday night. I think it turned out pretty well in the end. FCD isn’t cheap in their spending, if anything they are turning out to be pretty darn smart.

Youthful FCD finally make their breakthrough |

Once again the question comes to mind, is this the start of something big for this club?

Pareja doesn’t believe his team is done yet |

Five more games to go in the regular season, and Oscar Pareja knows that he has a big one ahead in the Big Apple that could go a long way for them.

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Who will win the Supporters Shield? | FourFourTwo

A team-by-team look at what is left for each in the Shield race.

Minnesota has a short list for their coach search |

Really, Tom Soehn? Didn’t they watch Vancouver’s first year a while back? Ekk.

Could Canadian clubs pull out of MLS? | Waking the Red

The Canadian FA had some pretty strict words about how Canadian players are treated in MLS. I doubt this actually comes to anything but it may be worth keeping tabs on.

Garber: MLS will remain smart on expansion |

Sitting at a media roundtable with Don Garber on Tuesday night, he had some interesting thoughts on expansion in the league. One interesting point made, at least in my mind, was that the league is done expanding in Canada. The other was on how patient they are trying to be in Miami.

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FIFA to suspend Guatemalan Federation | Reuters

Well this could be interesting. I doubt it will affect any matches FCD has in the CCL with a Guatemalan team but you never really know with these doping scandals.