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Big D Daily: News for Friday, September 22, 2017

FC Dallas heads north to battle Minnesota United this weekend.

MLS: Minnesota United FC at FC Dallas Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

We’re back at the end of the week here as FC Dallas heads up north for a weekend battle in Minnesota.

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas’ Bryan Reynolds named to US U-17 World Cup Team | Big D Soccer
Reynolds has been away for most of 2017 with the national team. So anyone worried about him getting minutes this year, feel better about knowing that he has played a lot.

FIFA 18 FC Dallas Player Ratings | Big D Soccer
I'm ready for a new edition of FIFA...are you?

What lineup changes should Oscar Pareja make this weekend? | Big D Soccer
What kind of lineup will you be wanting to see tomorrow in Minnesota? No Matt Hedges (yellow card suspension) makes it a little tricky in the back.

Quick Burns: What would you give up to see FC Dallas win this weekend? | Big D Soccer
At this point we’d do anything for three points.

The Defense: Finding a Balance | FC Dallas
Defense starts up the field in my book. If the guys in the attack are losing the ball and fail to recover, then it begins to bleed down the field.

Top 5 Academy Graduates Through Opening Month of College Season | FC Dallas
FC Dallas sent plenty of good players into the college ranks this fall and most of them are contributing in a big way so far.

// MLS //

Warshaw: Sporting KC's recipe for success? The brilliance of Peter Vermes |
What Sporting KC has done over the years under Vermes has been impressive.

Stejskal: LA Galaxy held talks with Bob Bradley before he was hired by LAFC |
This really shouldn't be shocking news that the Galaxy were also interested in Bradley here. Their new fight with LAFC will be a lot of fun to watch.

Freedman: Atlanta's expansion success is proving naysayers were all wrong |
Raise your hand if you had Atlanta pegged all wrong as a sports market for MLS.

José Andrés confirms pupusas at Audi Field - Black And Red United
Hmm pupusas.

Giovani dos Santos says LA Galaxy teammates aren't recognizing his runs | ESPN FC
Giovani dos Santos expressed frustration with his LA teammates for not recognizing his runs toward goal in yet another defeat for the struggling club.

USMNT and Sporting KC star Matt Besler finds spotlight in book debut |
This book sound interesting though I do wish he would still write one that had the juicy details and controversial stories.

Latest heartbreak may signal another wasted generation for Red Bulls | FourFourTwo
With New York relying on young talent, the U.S. Open Cup may have been a last shot at silverware for some of the veteran players.

5 bold coaching options who would give New England Revolution fans hope | FourFourTwo
Part of me really wants to see the Revs think outside the box for a change with their coaching hire. Then again, I wouldn't be disappointed to see them go a route we all expect them to and struggle for a few more years.