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Big D Daily: News for Friday, August 25, 2017

FC Dallas takes their talents to Ohio this weekend.

The weekend is nearly here as we wrap up the month of August with a trip to Ohio.

// FC Dallas //

So what exactly is going on with FC Dallas these days? | Big D Soccer
There are too many things to fully list out as to what is truly wrong but we try to make sense of it all.

Scratching the Chalkboard: Mental mistakes continue to haunt FCD | Big D Soccer
Mentally this team just isn't what it was a few weeks ago.

Three things to watch for as FC Dallas travels to Ohio to battle the Columbus Crew | Big D Soccer
FC Dallas takes their slump on the road to Ohio. Let's just say we're all rooting for another Homegrown filled lineup.

History Runs Deep Between MLS Originals FC Dallas and Columbus Crew SC | FC Dallas
Please tell me we're still not calling this the Pioneer Cup.

FC Dallas get sputtering attack going, but questions persist after draw |
Sure the attack is going again but will it last? I'd rather see the defense get going again and help it lead to some solid attacking.

ACADEMY: FC Dallas U-17s One Match Away From Liga MX Internacional Final at Estadio Azteca | FC Dallas
Our academy side has been doing some serious work down in Mexico these last couple of weeks and now they look for some revenge.

ExtraTime Radio: How Lamar Hunt kept MLS alive |
The ETR guys were in Frisco this week for the Texas Derby where they were able to chat things up with Dan Hunt about the good ol' days of MLS.

// MLS //

Six Thought Box: Starting the right way | Massive Report
Columbus also had to deal with a midweek game on Wednesday like Dallas, here are some thought on how they did.

Montreal makeover: The midseason facelift that energized the Impact | FourFourTwo
I think there is something about the signings they made but also that Ignacio Piatti started playing like himself again.

MLS California Clasico should not be diminished by LAFC arrival | ESPN FC
The California Clasico is one of MLS's enduring rivalries. Thankfully San Jose and LA Galaxy fans won't lie it die with LAFC. I wouldn't figure they would considering they didn't when Chivas was in the league.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic says there's a "big chance" MLS is his next stop | ESPN FC
Zlatan Ibrahimovic continues to state he wants to come to MLS after his time at ManU. I just question where his landing spot will actually be when the time comes.

Juan Carlos Osorio wants Mexico's stars to follow US players' example in MLS | ESPN FC
Good to hear that Osorio isn't completely blasting these guys for coming to MLS.

Nick Rimando’s tucked in shirt and why he’s the best dad | RSL Soapbox
Some times as a guy you just decide you need to start tucking in your shirt each day. It happens.