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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, May 24, 2017

FC Dallas heads to Chicago to face the Fire.

FC Dallas is back on the road this week as they travel to Chicago tomorrow for a midweek game.

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas vs San Jose Earthquakes: What we learned | Big D Soccer
One loss isn't bad after two and a half months of play but it showed a lot of work is still in front of this group to get to the ultimate prize.

Workhorse of the Week vs. San Jose Earthquakes - Big D Soccer
I don't think there is any shame in voting for no one but there are still some decent options from the loss last week.

TRAINING TALK: Matt Hedges on #CHIvFCD | FC Dallas
Thursday's game is going to be a tough one for FCD. Chicago has been good at home this season and will look for the upset.

// MLS //

Week 12 tifo roundup: Celebrating Montreal history and resisting an empire |
There have been some good tifo displays this year. I always enjoy the simple ones like this past week's in Minnesota and Montreal.

LA Galaxy fault Minnesota United's 'worst field' for injuries on artificial turf | ESPN FC
Let's continue to say it, turf is no good in MLS. I wish we could see a day that no MLS stadiums had the fake stuff.

Counting down the 5 best academies in Major League Soccer | FourFourTwo
There shouldn't be any shock as to where FCD landing in this ranking. I do love the hype of Dante Sealy.

MLS: Investment in USL teams begins to pay dividends | Soccer America
We're seeing more and more young players get the playing time they need in the USL before they come up to MLS.

Clint Dempsey makes the Sounders better | Sounder At Heart
Hard to believe that some Sounders fans think Clint Dempsey shouldn't be on the field.

Brian Schmetzer is struggling to solve Sounders' Clint Dempsey conundrum | FourFourTwo
But here is some more thoughts on the whole Dempsey-Sounders fun.