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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, May 25, 2017

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Bring home the Brimstone Cup!

The annual Brimstone Cup match is here today as FC Dallas is in Chicago to face the Fire.

// FC Dallas //

Power Rankings: FC Dallas drops following first loss | Big D Soccer
No longer undefeated, and no longer on top. But again, this is a marathon and not a sprint.

FC Dallas releases new renderings of Hall of Fame section at Toyota Stadium | Big D Soccer
The new timeline reveals when certain things will be open. Plus that roof looks pretty sleek from the outside.

Squad Selection: What changes do you make against Chicago? | Big D Soccer
Back on the road, do you go back to the 4-4-2? Or do you continue to roll out a 4-2-3-1 until Mauro Diaz is healthy enough to start?

New National Soccer Hall of Fame Facade to Unite Fans and Non-Fans of the World's Game | FC Dallas
Like I mentioned yesterday on Twitter, if they can only get that roof on other parts of the stadium, people will be happy.

FIVE THINGS: What to Know Ahead of #CHIvFCD | FC Dallas
This Chicago team is playing very well at home and will be really tough to beat tonight.

// MLS //

Parchman: Analyzing the curious career trajectory of LA's Gyasi Zardes |
Can we have the real Gyasi Zardes? That is the question LA fans are asking these days.

LAFC announce sellout of all suites, premium seating for inaugural season |
Unlike Chivas USA before them, I think LAFC will be a real big success in LA.

Los Angeles FC planning to build $30 million training complex | ESPN FC
Again, they're going to do very well in LA. I love seeing MLS sides spend big money on training complexes too these days.

David Beckham among first-time nominees for National Soccer Hall of Fame |
Good to see some big names on this would be kind of cool to see David Beckham get in the first year that the new HOF is open. Just saying.

Billy Heavner life in limbo in Major League Soccer as a pool goalkeeper | ESPN FC
Billy Heavner is in goalkeeper limbo, ready for a new club in an emergency at just a moment's notice. That is some life.

Once 'the worst team in the world,' TFC has finally cured its Torontitis | FourFourTwo
Spending a ton of money to get some big names helped along the way but also finally figuring out how to properly spend in MLS was a big deal too.

The evolution of MLS' homegrown initiative: Growing, but a long way to go | FourFourTwo
Ten years into Major League Soccer's push, room for improvement defines the league's development project. A lot of it may come down to money too.