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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, September 21, 2016

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FC Dallas players are making some annual lists at the league’s website.

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

We’re at the midway point in our week as we get ready to take on Real Salt Lake this weekend.

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Zimmerman comes in at #11 in the 24 Under 24 list | Big D Soccer

It shouldn’t be any shocker to see some FCD players make this annual list that the league’s website puts out. The question now becomes, where will guys like Carlos Gruezo and Kellyn Acosta land? My gut tells me we’ll find out more today.

Urruti finds the bullseye on and off the pitch | FCDallas.com

The bow and arrow is a thing for Maxi Urruti. I kind of hope to see some tifo related to this at some point before the season is up.

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Five stars that could swing the playoff race | MLSSoccer.com

A solid little list here but if I had to throw one FCD guy into the mix it would be Michael Barrios. If he gets hot, FCD will be fine.

Atlanta’s big decision on coaching | Dirty South Soccer

Atlanta has already done so many things right off the field these last two years but hiring the right coach is hard. I’d go with someone who knows the league well any day of the week over someone who doesn’t if I were starting a new club.

MLS paving the way to sign Pulisic (because they have to) | Fox Soccer

Okay, so they’re not going to sign him any time soon but he is apart of that lovely Allocation List of players. Here is to hoping allocation isn’t much of a thing by the time he does come here.

Hey MLS, nice tie | Washington Post

One complaint I hear from non-MLS lovers all the time is how a lot of games end level. Well, they aren’t wrong in that thought.

MLS earns highest TV ratings for regular season game in 12 years | ESPNFC.com

Yeah, not bad when you can get an over-the-air network to air a game between NFL games like Fox did last weekend.

Whitecaps missing many targets | Goal.com

We really need them to make some targets this weekend when they battle Colorado.

Lagerway’s six point plan to winning trophies | Sounder at Heart

Sounds like Seattle will be getting a new DP next season from reading this but overall this is a pretty solid plan for about any MLS side.