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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Could FCD actually sell their best two attackers?

As August comes to a close, a new rumor has popped up for FC Dallas fans to dwell over.

// FC Dallas //

Rumor: San Lorenzo makes offer on Maxi Urruti and Michael Barrios | Big D Soccer
The Argentine transfer window closes next month so there is still time to get this done should both players want out and FCD accept this offer. A lot of IFs standing in the way though.

FC Dallas recent slump is putting their playoff chances in danger | Big D Soccer
Six games without a win in this league can be deadly.

WHAT WE LEARNED: Three Takeaways from FC Dallas' 2-1 Loss to Columbus Crew SC | FC Dallas
The mental lapses have become a big issue with this group lately.

Why FC Dallas will get back above the playoff line | Expected Goals |
So the expected goals model likes what they see out of FCD in the final two months. Great.

// MLS //

Danladi season, Villa gets the call & more: What you missed in MLS Week 25 |
There was plenty of big things going on around the league this past weekend where rivals met and all.

There’s no need to panic about Atlanta United | Dirty South Soccer
Atlanta has had a rough few weeks and there are questions as to whether or not they can handle their remaining stretch of games.

Sounders vs. Timbers, recap: Another frustrating tie | Sounder At Heart
Seattle continues to remain unbeaten in their last 11 games but the ties are mounting up, which is now frustrating the locals.

From boredom to terror: A glimpse into the life of a backup goalkeeper | FourFourTwo
I find the life of a backup keeper in this league to be absolutely fascinating.

What Minnesota's modest budget means for future MLS newcomers | FourFourTwo
MNUFC has elected to postpone its splashy spending. I think we'll see a couple expansion teams have to follow this path as well.

Giovinco's agent says it's 'absurd' Toronto FC star didn't get Italy call up |
I know it is his agent complaining but he's totally right on this. Giovinco has been a monster lately for Toronto.

NYCFC boss Patrick Vieira - MLS completely changed in 10 years | ESPN FC
He's not wrong...ten years ago was a long time in this league. Less teams. Fewer big names.