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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, June 22, 2017

FC Dallas heads down to Houston tomorrow night.

The big Texas Derby match in Houston is nearly here as FC Dallas trains once more before heading south.

// FC Dallas //

Power Rankings: FC Dallas holds in place | Big D Soccer
There was little movement following road draw but there is one ranking that is still a bit puzzling.

FIVE THINGS: What to Know Ahead of #HOUvFCD | FC Dallas
Houston has been unstoppable for the most part this season at home, so tomorrow night's game won't be an easy one.

TRAINING TALK: Oscar Pareja on #HOUvFCD | FC Dallas
I think the game plan will be getting Mauro Diaz involved as early as possible.

// MLS //

Armchair Analyst: The midweek slate leaves Seattle with big questions |
There was a whole lotta soccer last night in the league, including Atlanta losing, Minnesota winning and Seattle with a draw that left a lot of us with questions.

LA Galaxy out power Colorado Rapids 3-1 | LAG Confidential
Jack McBean brace leads LA to dominant road victory. Nice to see McBean also end his four-year MLS goal drought.

Sound Defense and Timely Offense Power Loons to Victory Over Portland | E Pluribus Loonum
Minnesota has proven they will be a tough out for anyone in this league with a win like this.

Atlanta United at D.C. United recap: Double Trouble | Dirty South Soccer
Not sure what it is about DCU but Atlanta has struggled to beat them so far in their expansion season.

Sounders vs. Orlando City, recap: Last-gasp goal means two points lost | Sounder At Heart
Seattle dominated this game but at the end of the day their offense looks questionable and their defense is a tad on the leaky side.

A call to Columbus Crew SC fans; MAPFRE Stadium misses you | Massive Report
Something about this rings a bit true to Dallas as well.

Breaking Through the Providence Park Expansion Confusion | Stumptown Footy
There is a lot to read in this one but if stadium expansion is your kind of deal, then enjoy!

There is no one-size-fits-all answer to Americans playing in Europe | FourFourTwo
Players' lives, skill levels and career paths are different, leaving no single answer to whether they should be in Europe.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic (or his clothing company) is coming to LA | Angels on Parade
A lotta black and gold on display here...either he is or he isn't but you can't do LA without Zlatan.