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Big D Daily: News for Friday, September 9, 2016

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Western Conference powerhouse signs attacking player

Photo courtesy of FC Dallas

Of course the signing we’re talking about is Paxton Pomykal. Who were you guys thinking about?

// FC Dallas //

In record signing of Paxton Pomykal, FC Dallas benefits from homegrown rule that Cowboys, Rangers, Mavericks should all envy. | DallasMorningNews.com

FCD continues to promote their kids from the academy with their latest signing Paxton Pomykal. We’re trying to pump the brakes here, but it’s hard not to get excited about how Pomykal can help bring a trophy to this club this year.

Who could be the next Homegrown player for FC Dallas? | BigDSoccer.com

Who is Paxton Pomykal? Our own Taylor Hester (@taylorhesterFC) gave us a little scouting report a few months back.

2016 Olympic Gold Medalist Madison Kocian to scarf Lamar Hunt Statue | FCDallas.com

What a perfect time to bring in an Olympic Gold Medalist and Texan to scarf the Lamar Hunt Statue for the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup Final on Tuesday Sept 13.

// MLS //

Landon Donovan officially announces return to LA Galaxy | LAGConfidential.com

This one definitely dominated the headlines yesterday with the most prolific MLS attacker in league history announcing his return to the Galaxy for the remainder of the 2016 season. Personally, I’m glad to see him back and that FCD will have a chance to beat him twice this season.

Donovan is coming out of retirement because LAG needs him | SBNation.com

Another take on #LegendD’s return to the pitch and what it means to LA, whether it’s a publicity stunt if he’s still got it after nearly two years away from the game.

Analyst’s Den: Donovan offers more than just goals to the Galaxy | MLSsoccer.com

A historic return definitely means a video for Armchair Analyst to dissect what it all means for LAG and the rest of the season.

Playoff Probabilities | AmericanSoccerAnalysis.com

The good guys at ASA gave a quick breakdown on the math. An explanation of their numbers can also be found here. Dallas currently sits at 99.99% to make the playoffs.

Marsch reflects as 9/11 anniversary approaches | MLSsoccer.com

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