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Big D Daily: News for Monday, May 29, 2017

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Another lackluster effort from the attack.

FC Dallas is now in a bit of a pickle as they’ve dropped more points here in the last few weeks.

// FC Dallas //

Derby Dud: FC Dallas and Houston play to scoreless draw | Big D Soccer
The attack is just struggling right now but seeing Mauro Diaz return to the field is certainly a big boost.

Mauro Diaz Returns to the Field for FC Dallas Just Seven Months After a Torn Achilles' Tendon | FC Dallas
Again, it is hard not to get excited about this news.

Dallas Hopes To Regain Form In Front Of Goal | FC Dallas
On one hand, you have to give Houston's defense some credit for how they played last night. But on the other hand, the Dallas attack just looks lost out there at times.

Pair of FCD Players Receive USMNT Call Up | Big D Soccer
Big moments ahead for Matt Hedges and Kellyn Acosta as they join up with the USMNT for some important qualifiers this coming month.

Houston Dynamo, Dallas goalkeepers build confidence after strong showings | MLSsoccer.com
People expected a lot of goals in this one and instead we got a keeper battle.

Texas Derby round 1: Dynamo pick up first away point in 0-0 draw | Dynamo Theory
And a look at last night from the other side.

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Armchair Analyst: The Magic Unicorn returns and more from Week 13 | MLSsoccer.com
Is FCD's taking a nosedive? Perhaps they are in a sense but I think there is still a lot to be happy with given the 5-2-5 record right now.

No Sebastian Giovinco, no Jozy Altidore? No problem for Toronto FC in rampant victory over Columbus Crew - Goal.com
This just in, Toronto is pretty darn good. Also the East is still pretty mediocre.

How much is too much of Sounders-Timbers? Supporters 'don't give a sh**' | FourFourTwo
Four games in quick succession for the Seattle-Portland series may be a bit much but I don't think it will slow down the hype train on it at all.

Armchair Analyst: Arena goes with the veteran core for USMNT roster | MLSsoccer.com
For the most part I would say Bruce Arena got it right with his roster for next month, though the lack of Walker Zimmerman still stings a bit.