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Big D Daily: News for Friday, September 1, 2017

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FC Dallas brings in the Red Bulls this weekend.

The weekend is finally here, and it is a holiday one at that. FC Dallas looks to end a six-game skid as they bring in New York.

// FC Dallas //

September Outlook: Can FC Dallas get back to their normal self? | Big D Soccer
Some how I feel this group could either bring in three points or 16 in this month.

Squad Selection: How will FC Dallas handle all the international call ups? | Big D Soccer
Five players out on international duty could cause some big changes this weekend for FC Dallas. You get to pick your roster here though.

Scouting: Why Bradley Wright-Phillips will give FC Dallas problems | Big D Soccer
A little known fact, Dallas haven’t won against NYRB since 2012.

FC Dallas rejects San Lorenzo offer for Maxi Urruti & Michael Barrios | Big D Soccer
For now, it appears the two attackers are staying put as the club officially turned down $5 million for the two.

FC Dallas Turns Down Combined $5 Million Offer for Maxi Urruti and Michael Barrios from San Lorenzo | FC Dallas
The full transparency of the club actually talking about this makes me smile. We haven't seen something like that before and hopefully this is just the new normal.

FC Dallas "not happy" with his play, but keeping faith in Cristian Colman |
Two goals in league play is not a great return for a guy that the club spent a couple million to get.

// MLS //

Alexi Lalas, One-on-One: On '94 fame, embracing 'American' and why the USMNT will win a World Cup | FourFourTwo
Love him or loathe him, he's probably the most recognizable personality in American soccer history. Personally, I always enjoy hearing what he has to say.

Here's why NYCFC's David Villa is the current king of New York City sports |
As much as I hate comparing players from different sports, I do think Villa is a big deal in New York.

Andy Loughnane talks Crew SC with Massive Report | Massive Report
The Crew have been up and down on both sides of the ball this year but things could change for the better.

Houston Dynamo turn stadium into hurricane relief hub | Howler Magazine
Just a little reminder to give what you can to those in need down in Houston.

// USMNT //

USA vs. Costa Rica, 2018 World Cup Qualifying: What to watch for | Stars and Stripes FC
Can the USMNT do enough against the Ticos to affirm their place in next year’s World Cup?