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Big D Daily: News for Friday, May 12, 2017

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FC Dallas hits the pitch on Sunday as they host NYCFC.

The weekend is finally here as we are ready to see FC Dallas take on New York City FC this Sunday.

// FC Dallas //

Squad Selection: Which lineup will work best against New York City FC? | Big D Soccer
Do you stick with the 4-4-2 for another week? Or do you mix it up yet again?

Quick Burns: Does the possibility of a new SuperLiga matter to you? - Big D Soccer
Rumors are popping up that Liga MX and MLS teams could be meeting in a new tournament. Our staff tackles whether or not they'd like to see this sort of thing.

The problem with Matt Hedges | Big D Soccer
Sometimes I believe what is hurting his USMNT chances are the simple fact that he plays in possibly one of the most contested positions in the national team pool.

"En 2016 FC Dallas se quedó con la espina de la MLS Cup", asegura el delantero Maxi Urruti - Univision
Looking for a little Spanish content? Here is some good stuff on how Urruti is looking to drive FCD to a MLS Cup.

Mauro Diaz Returns to Full Training with FC Dallas in Road to Recovery | FC Dallas
Get more excited now folks, seriously. Little by little we're seeing Mauro Diaz return to training.

// MLS //

Armchair Analyst: Why TFC & FC Dallas win plus more from the TwitBag | MLSsoccer.com
When you have good depth in this league like FCD does, then you tend to do well in most games. I don't think that gets mentioned enough either.

Kurt Larson: The five MLS teams that won the 2017 Primary Transfer Window | MLSsoccer.com
Houston winning anything is always tough to stomach.

Accommodating Jermaine Jones: The essential dilemma of the LA Galaxy | FourFourTwo
The Galaxy's best 45 minutes of the season came without Jermaine Jones, which is why I think they'll start to win some games in the coming weeks without him.

How the 2017 class of designated players have adapted to MLS so far | ESPN FC
Here is a decent run down how of the newest DPs are doing. Just a word of warning, they exclude the Dallas DPs from this list. Whoops.

Sam Cronin has confident Minnesota United emerging from historically bad start | ESPN FC
Adding in guys like Cronin and Marc Burch really did help Minnesota turn things around defensively.

MLS expansion: Drogba's road to Phoenix; Miami, San Diego latest | SI.com
How did Didier Drogba wind up in Phoenix? I'm sure at some point he'll be questioning that on a daily basis. Plus some other goodies in the expansion race.