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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, September 14, 2017

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Atlanta continues to dominant teams at home.

MLS: Playoffs-Seattle Sounders FC at FC Dallas Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports

We’re closing in on the weekend around here as FC Dallas continues to get ready for Seattle.

// FC Dallas //

Quick Burns: When will FC Dallas pick up their next win? | Big D Soccer
Some of us are confident the spell ends this weekend, while others are not.

Finding the perfect local Dallas beer to match each FC Dallas player | Big D Soccer
Screw finding our FC Dallas’ players character on Game of Thrones, let’s match them up with a local beer.

FILM ROOM: Assessing FC Dallas' Defensive Lapses in Recent Weeks | FC Dallas
Going to the tape is always the way to go in finding out how to correct the defensive mistakes.

// MLS //

Atlanta United vs. New England Revolution, recap: Seven’s Heaven | Dirty South Soccer
Two red cards go a long way in a team scoring seven goals but man Atlanta does look like a buzzsaw out there right now in their new building.

Vancouver Whitecaps Continue Strong Play at Home Defeating Minnesota United 3-0 | Eighty Six Forever
And just like that, Vancouver is now leading the West after this win. Huh?

View from Couch: MLS Rookie of the Year race not as wide open as you think |
Its been a weird year for rookies in this league as none have really broken through like we would normally see out of first rounders.

New York City FC president weighs in on club's search for stadium site |
I would be willing to wager that they'll still get a new stadium before a team like New England does.

Jordan Morris injury update: Recovery will be measured in weeks | Sounder At Heart
Sounders confirm Morris could miss rest of regular season, which is a bit of a bummer if you are a USMNT fan too.

Appeal of Roman Torres’ red card focuses on DOGSO | Sounder At Heart
We'll know at some point today if Torres will be in Frisco this weekend or not.

Why a Whitecaps MLS Cup run is more likely than you think (see: 2015 Timbers) | FourFourTwo
Nobody is talking about Vancouver's rise to Western Conference contender. History tells us that's a good thing.

The 7 biggest (and sadly predictable) disappointments of the MLS season | FourFourTwo
As you could imagine, our current free fall made this list. Along with a few other things.

Pitch imperfect: The 7 worst (and weirdest) MLS venues ever | FourFourTwo
Yep, you should expect a weird Dallas venue to crack this list as well.