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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The week is half over as FC Dallas gets ready to host San Jose.

We’re at the midway point in the week now as FC Dallas is getting ready to face off against San Jose this weekend.

// FC Dallas //

Workhorse of the Week vs. New York City FC | Big D Soccer
It has to be Matt Hedges right? No? Okay, I could also make the case for Michael Barrios.

FC Dallas vs New York City FC: Game grades | Big D Soccer
Agree? Disagree? Let us know.

Hollingshead Returns To Pitch; "It was Nerve-wracking For Sure" | FC Dallas
Need even more on Ryan Hollingshead's return to the pitch? He was on The Ticket talking about it yesterday.

Walker Zimmerman: From unused sub to defensive centerpiece | Dallas Morning News
Walker Zimmerman has progressed more in the last year than any of us could have ever hoped for when he was drafted a few years back.

// MLS //

Seltzer: Ten overseas targets MLS teams should pursue in summer window | MLSsoccer.com
There certainly are some interesting names on this list, none of which appear to make sense for FCD right now. Or maybe one or two do. I'll let you decide.

MLS' best center back tandems: Some love for the game's overlooked stars | FourFourTwo
Most of you know I love a good defender in this league, which is why posts like this get me excited. And even more reason to be excited when you see where our duo landed.

MLS Wrap: Once-floundering Philadelphia Union on a roll, Sporting KC's Blessing in disguise and more - Goal.com
After starting out as the last MLS team to record a win, the Philadelphia Union have suddenly posted a pair of blowout victories and three shutouts.

Losing the wind, sailing anyway | Sounder At Heart
Seattle has struggled pretty badly so far this season but no one in the Northwest seems to be too worried about it right now.

Is Major League Soccer expanding too quickly? | ESPN FC
Kasey Keller breaks down the latest surrounding MLS expansion and asks the same old question about the league expanding too quickly. Okay.

Sacramento inches one step closer to joining Major League Soccer | Indomitable City Soccer
Republic FC name, brand, crest and history are now part of Sacramento’s bid for reals. I wouldn't be shocked to see them called up first this year as team #25. Or #24...if that Miami thing ever goes away.