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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, September 20, 2016

FC Dallas is back in training today to get ready for this weekend’s game at Salt Lake.

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

A week without a midweek game seems so odd these days huh?

// FC Dallas //

Ticket punched: FCD earns playoff spot | Big D Soccer

It wasn’t from outright winning a game recently but we will take it either way. Now to secure a top seed, and then the Shield.

FCD vs NYC: The good and the bad | Big D Soccer

There was a lot to digest from the 2-2 draw on Saturday evening at Yankee Stadium. I really do hope that Tesho Akindele miss at the end of the game doesn’t come back to haunt us here.

Academy teams dominate Dynamo |

It is always great to beat Houston on any level.

// MLS //

24 under 24 revealed - #16-24 |

The league’s website began revealing who was on their annual list of players under 24 this week. So far no FCD guys, which makes me believe we’ll see at least two of them in the top 15, if not three of them.

Morris is becoming the next great American star |

It is funny talking to folks in Seattle who know of fans up there that think Jordan Morris isn’t as great as we’re all making him out to be. Hey whatever, I think the rookie is doing pretty darn well.

MLS takes away Toronto’s playoff ticket for now | Toronto Sun

I guess it was a little premature yesterday to consider the Reds in the playoffs.

Atlanta finalizing a deal with Geraldo Martino | Dirty South Soccer

We’ve wondered all long who the first manager for Atlanta would be next season and it appears they are going South American with Martino. Not a bad chose but foreign coaches almost always struggle in their first MLS seasons if they aren’t familiar with this league.

Schmid could be coaching again | Sounder at Heart

Sigi Schmid is on everyone’s shortlist for manager right now it seems, well especially the new clubs out there. My gut tells me he still waits it out for LAFC in 2018.

Lampard ruled out for 3-4 weeks | Hudson River Blue

The injury didn’t look good on Saturday and now we know that NYC may be without one of their big three for almost the rest of the regular season.

// USMNT //

US-Mexico game returns to Columbus for the start of the Hex | Stars and Stripes FC

Dos a Cero part V huh? Yeah, I can’t wait. I love that US Soccer uses Columbus for this game each year now.