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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Will we see Zimmerman or Acosta with the USMNT this week?

While FC Dallas is off this week, the United States men’s national team is gearing up for a big match.

// FC Dallas //

Figueroa suspended one game for rough tackle | Big D Soccer

When the club returns to league play early next month against Minnesota, they’ll be without Maynor Figueroa.

Urruti wins player of the week honors | Big D Soccer

I’m apart of the group that helps vote on this sort of thing and Maxi was my clear number one choice.

FCD vs NE: Game grades | Big D Soccer

One more from the New England game here as we handed out some grades yesterday as well.

FCD enjoys break while a pair of teammates become rivals | Dallas Morning News

One fun thing overhearing in the locker room on Saturday was Kellyn Acosta and Figueroa talking about the international break and how they wished each other good luck. Except for when they play one another of course.

Academy: FCD learns Dallas Cup group and first game | FCDallas.com

The Dallas Cup is nearly here and the draw came out yesterday for the Super Group. First up is a game against Everton. Oh boy.

// MLS //

Four ways to look at how Schweinsteiger will change Chicago | SB Nation

It was certainly a risk for the Fire to add the German legend but sometimes you have to do that in this game and in this league.

Schweinsteiger will change Chicago’s shape | Hot Time In Old Town

And now some words about how he will definitely rearrange the formation for the Fire in the coming weeks. I’m curious to see how he fits in with Dax McCarty and Juninho.

Chicago signing Schweinsteiger is a step backward | Fox Soccer

In a day where the league looked like it was pushing forward and getting younger stars to come here, they go and add another aging World Cup player.

MLS starting XI intro card grades | Brotherly Game

We tossed around the idea of this post between our staff but someone beat us to it. Good to know they like the FCD one. That Toronto one is bad news folks. Who does ABC order in things like this?

St. Louis expansion group unveils a community agreement | MLSSoccer.com

I still believe this will be one of the four cities (five if we get to throw Miami out of the mix).

Atlanta finalize full transfer for Martinez | Dirty South Soccer

Dang, the hottest scorer in MLS is going to be staying here a little while longer now.

// USMNT //

Bradley says new look USMNT is ready for Honduras | ESPNFC

I’d be curious to see how Bruce Arena really makes this group look new again but it should be a good test this weekend.

Injuries put Arena and USMNT depth to test | Goal.com

Adding guys like Chris Wondolowski should tell you all you need to know about the depth with this team.