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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, September 28, 2016

FCD is back in CCL action tonight!

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

It is game day again around these parts as FC Dallas is back in action tonight.

// FC Dallas //

Experience the USOC win in 360 degrees |

I noticed this on Facebook yesterday evening, FCD put together a really cool experience through video from the USOC win. They used some 360 cameras to capture different moments of the night. Really cool stuff.

Get to know our enemy |

Need to a little crash course on FCD’s opponent tonight? The club’s website has you covered.

CCL advancing scenarios |

Here is also some good info to know should FCD just get a couple of draws out of these games with Suchitepéquez.

LA eye two game series with Dallas |

It is still crazy to me that these two clubs haven’t met in this regular season yet but the two games with LA will certainly shape how the Supporters’ Shield race and the Western Conference playoff picture goes.

// MLS //

Pressure is on MLS sides in CCL |

New York did their part last night by advancing to the next round (along with Vancouver), but FCD could do themselves a favor tonight with a win.

Official: Martino named Atlanta’s first coach | Dirty South Soccer

He’s a big name for sure but can he navigate the trickiness of MLS along with helping build up that academy system in Georgia? Very tall questions to ask of a new hire at a new team.

Martino hiring shows Atlanta means business |

Landing someone like Gerardo Martino is a pretty big get for MLS as a whole but it does look good for what Atlanta has been building.

Dempsey ruled out for the rest of 2016 | Sounder at Heart

Rough go of things for Seattle with this news but at the end of the day I do hope Clint gets better and returns better than ever next year.

Why TFC will or won’t win the Eastern Conference | FourFourTwo

A little point and counter point discussion on Toronto.

Why LA will or won’t win the Western Conference | FourFourTwo

And the same for this weekend’s opponent.

Cincinnati is getting MLS’s attention | Soccer America

Getting around 20k for some USL games this year certainly had my attention. Now Don Garber and his pals will visit the other Ohio town to see if they can make MLS work there.

The NASL may be disintegrating | Stars and Stripes FC

What can really be done to save the second division league? Right now, I don’t think there really is a whole lot that will be done other than to just wait it out and see.