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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, November 16, 2017

The #SavetheCrew movement hit a pretty big block yesterday in New York.

MLS: Eastern Conference Semifinal-New York City at Columbus Crew Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

The week is nearly over here as the international break is almost up and we can get back to some MLS Cup playoffs early next week.

// FC Dallas //

More TAM could be made available to FC Dallas in 2018 - Big D Soccer
The new TAM will be a little different than the old/existing TAM but will FCD go all in with it?

ACADEMY: A Brotherly Bond, Ty and Bryan Reynolds' Shared Passion | FC Dallas
Really cool to see the potential of another Reynolds on FCD down the road.

// MLS //

Columbus mayor's meeting with MLS and Crew owner Anthony Precourt leave sides frustrated - ESPN FC
A meeting to try to keep Columbus Crew SC from moving the franchise to Austin, Texas ended in acrimony on Tuesday.

Fischer and Ginther, PSV release disappointed statements after meeting - Massive Report
The #SavetheCrew movement took a massive step back yesterday after a meeting with the league, city officials and owners. Basically they're as good as gone.

Irreconcilable? Meeting with MLS finds no common ground between Columbus, Crew | FourFourTwo
After a meeting in New York, the parties have reached a stalemate. Potential Austin relocation still looms large.

Zeitlin: Crew SC's Zack Steffen cementing status among MLS' best 'keepers |
I think he still has a ways to go but he is certainly an exciting prospect for the future in MLS.

Clint Dempsey will be back with Sounders in 2018, ESPN reports - Sounder At Heart
Dempsey will count as a Designated Player for the 2018 season for the Sounders.

Seattle's Will Bruin: Knocking out former team Houston "would be awesome" |
Part of me likes Will Bruin even more for saying things like this.

Toronto FC news: Jozy Altidore has red card upheld after tunnel clash - Waking The Red
Looks like Jozy won't be available when TFC travels to Ohio after all.

Media Microscope: MLS TV ratings experience slight uptick in 2017 |
The league's TV numbers were bound to grow at some point, even if it is just a small tick upwards, that is a good thing.

Real Salt Lake team to replace FC Kansas City: What it means for the NWSL | FourFourTwo
A surprising twist sees a long-rumored NWSL expansion target swoop in to replace the two-time league champions. On a side note, I still think Dallas will be a good market for this.

// USMNT //

USA 1-1 Portugal recap: A good day for the youngsters - Stars and Stripes FC
Here is another look back on Tuesday's friendly and how promising it was for the US.

Armchair Analyst: Deciphering the current state of the USMNT depth chart |
It is very interesting to think how well FCD could be represented at the senior level in the next few years.