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Big D Daily: News for Friday, September 23, 2016

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FC Dallas heads back to Utah today.

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

A big game is on the schedule for tomorrow as FC Dallas is set to take on Real Salt Lake.

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Pomykal takes over the #19 jersey | Big D Soccer

Easily the best story you’ll hear this week as Homegrown midfielder Paxton Pomykal takes his first professional number.

More on how the Pomykal number came together | FCDallas.com

If you didn’t read this story yesterday, seriously, take the time to do so today. You may also need a couple tissues when you’re done.

24 Under 24: Acosta lands at #4 | Big D Soccer

No shocker that Kellyn Acosta was FCD’s highest rated player in MLS’s 24 Under 24 list. Really cool that FCD also had the most players on the list with four and all of them were in the top 11.

Felipe Flores to join FCD? | Big D Soccer

One last item from yesterday as we were able to dig out this rumor from the web. Sounds like a new striker is on the way but likely for next season. Just something to keep tabs on in the coming months.

24 Under 24 list shows we’re for real | FCDallas.com

Lists are great debate topics around MLS and the 24 Under 24 is definitely one of them. But I think FCD fans should almost expect to see multiple players on that list each year.

Ulloa makes the most with his second change | MLSSoccer.com

Yesterday was busy for FCD related content and this also came out as well. Its a great piece on Victor Ulloa and his journey to this point in his career.

Lastly this:

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How Vancouver’s season tanked when Manneh went out | MLSSoccer.com

Sometimes one injury can derail a season. Though I’d argue the Caps weren’t really on a path this season to do anything big before that injury took place.

Martino turns down Club America for MLS | Dirty South Soccer

This is pretty big news if you ask me. A big time coach turning down a big Mexican club like Club America to coach in MLS. Yeah, that is a game changer for me.

Altidore edges Rowe for POW | SBNation.com

It was a pretty tough week to figure out the Player of the Week in MLS. Lots of decent options and Jozy Altidore came out on top.

German club interested in Birnbaum | Black and Red United

I’ll be a bit shocked if DCU can hold on to Steve Birnbaum this winter.

Has Barrett done enough to earn remove the interim tag in Houston? | FourFourTwo

Houston may be in last place but FCD fans may oddly enough need to root for them in the final few weeks as they have four out of five games at home against teams FCD needs to see lose. But as for Barrett...they need to keep him in my opinion.