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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, September 8, 2016

FCD gets some love from Apple

MLS: Portland Timbers at FC Dallas Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

// FC Dallas //

DFW Definitely Deserves an MLS team |

ICYMI, our counter point regarding whether the Dallas metroplex ought to have an MLS franchise.

FC Dallas gets shoutout at Apple Event |

During yesterday’s #AppleEvent where the iPhone 7 was announced, a giant render of Apple’s new iWatch showed the 3-1 scoreline from this past weekend’s game against Portland.

MLS Spotlight: Zimmerman enjoying breakout campaign with FC Dallas |

Zimmerman’s definitely made the most of his chances this year. As long as he stays healthy, there’s no reason he can’t get that call up to the USMNT.

// MLS //

There will be an Expansion Draft |

Our colleagues over at Brotherly Game broke some news that there will indeed be an expansion draft coming up this off-season with Minnesota United and Atlanta United joining the league. We’ll touch on who FCD needs to protect in the off-season.

Is Orlando City Too Dependent on Cyle Larin? |

This came out before their dismantling of the Montreal Impact 4-1, but there’s definitely some merit to the question that a big chunk of their offense runs through Larin.

The LA Galaxy have a pitch invasion problem |

I kind of get it. There’s something inherently fun about breaking the rules, but this is a bit weird and really not worth it in my opinion.

10 Things we’ve learned from Colorado Rapids players from Instagram |

I’m not Instagram and I don’t really get it (yes, I’m an old fart) but this was actually pretty funny. Now which of you follow FCD players on IG? Can we get some observations about their tattoos, pets, food preferences and mug collections?

Seattle Reign will “continue to support” Megan Rapinoe, won’t stop national anthem protest |

This is a pretty good club statement regarding Rapinoe. It acknowledges her right to protest peacefully, but also understands that it can be offensive and encourages their players to choose what best reflects their own personal beliefs. A stark contrast to below...

Megan Rapinoe doesn’t get chance to kneel for national anthem. It was played with teams in locker room.

Owner of the Washington Spirit, Bill Lynch, was not a fan of Rapinoe’s “hijacking” of the anthem and ceremony and opted to deny players from partaking altogether. Interesting choice.