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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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Moving on to rivalry week.

Rivalry week is here for FC Dallas as they get both Chicago and Houston in one short span.

// FC Dallas //

View from the East Stand: Something New | Big D Soccer
I will say the lack of drums has changed the atmosphere at games for the worse this season. While they were a tad annoying in previous years, at least it was consistent noise that was needed to keep the energy going.

High Pressure, Javier Morales as a Starter and Mauro Diaz's Return Timeline | FC Dallas
The talk of Mauro Diaz returning soon continues to excite me but man do I ever want to be patient about it and not see him rushed back.

// MLS //

Parchman: Ranking the top 3 most improved MLS teams in 2017 |
Two of these teams are our next two opponents. Needless to say, it will be a tough week.

Uber-efficient attackers drive success for Atlanta United, Chicago Fire |
Oh the expected goals stats. Gotta love it....or not.

It's complicated: Inside the drama of the Cyle Larin transfer triangle | FourFourTwo
If MLS and Orlando are smart come July, they sell as high as humanly possible for Larin. He should get Jozy Altidore type money in a transfer.

Bastian Schweinsteiger digs deep for Chicago Fire in return to trademarked role |
The German star continues to deliver for his new side as they rack up wins in the Eastern Conference.

After knocking off Dallas the Earthquakes might be rumbling again | ESPN FC
Sure they just knocked off Dallas on the road but this San Jose team still isn't playoff material in my book.

Sounders can ‘add any player we like,’ GM says | Sounder At Heart
Garth Lagerwey suggests at least two players are likely to be added in summer transfer window. This is one of those reasons why I think people in Seattle aren't worried about the slow start.

The Dynamo tried new things against Atlanta; it didn’t work | Dynamo Theory
Wilmer Cabrera tried to do something different that would reverse the Dynamo’s road woes. Hopefully those woes continue on Sunday in Frisco.