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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, May 9, 2017

FC Dallas gets back to work today as they prepare for NYCFC.

The week rolls into Tuesday as FC Dallas gets back to work today after a day off on Monday.

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So what is going on with Anibal Chala? | Big D Soccer
He's got a new injury to discuss...so when will we actually see him? Right now we don’t know but I wouldn’t get too frustrated at the club over this. Injuries happen.

Managing Offensive Talent, Hedges and Zimmerman for USMNT Center Back Duo and Javier Morales in RSL | FC Dallas
There are plenty of goodies in this one to get your discussions going today. I think we’ll be discussing the Hedges-Zimmerman USMNT talk on here at some point as well.

Parchman: Time to wake up to the MLS greatness in our midst in Dallas | MLSsoccer.com
Time for some more FCD love from folks at the league's website.

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Are New York City FC the best team in MLS so far? | Expected Goals | MLSsoccer.com
For those expected goals lovers out there, our next opponent is pretty darn good in that category.

Wiebe: A weekend of #PeakMLS brings excitement to the action | MLSsoccer.com
And more on why this past weekend was as crazy as it was.

Travel schedule makes weekend of freak results appear more predictable | ESPN FC
This past week was certainly a wild one but as this post suggests, the travel and schedule kind of made it that way.

Why a league of parity is evolving into haves and have-nots | FourFourTwo
Targeted Allocation Money and the ability to pay transfer fees definitely show that things are changing rapidly in MLS.

Petke takes blame for RSL loss against FC Dallas, but it’s clear he’s unhappy with his team - RSL Soapbox
Petke wasn't thrilled after Saturday's loss to FC Dallas but he's at least blaming himself for not getting his team prepared enough for the game.

LA Galaxy midfielder Jermaine Jones out 3-4 weeks with knee injury | LAG Confidential
Jones suffered a grade 2 MCL sprain against Chicago over the weekend. I kind of see LA getting better during this time. It is just a weird gut feeling I suppose.