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Big D Daily: News for Friday, September 29, 2017

Can FC Dallas close out September on a high note?

MLS: Colorado Rapids at FC Dallas Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The weekend is here as FC Dallas is in Florida, as they get ready to take on Orlando City.

// FC Dallas //

What lineup changes should Oscar Pareja make this weekend? | Big D Soccer
Now that the slump is over, what kind of lineup do you use this weekend on the road?

Three Things: What we learned from FC Dallas’ win over Colorado Rapids - Big D Soccer
It doesn’t always have to be pretty but Wednesday was certainly a night that this club needed to get back on track.

Scratching the Chalkboard: Javier Morales provides much needed relief - Big D Soccer
Pareja called Morales the team's painkiller on Wednesday night, but does that mean we'll see more of him in the lineup tomorrow?

Homegrown Kellyn Acsota Tops FC Dallas' 24 Under 24 Trio with the No. 2 Spot in 2017 | FC Dallas
FCD got three players on this year's 24 Under 24 list, one less than a year ago. Crazy that all three are still available to be on the list again next year if things continue to go well.

FIVE THINGS: What You Need to Know Ahead of FC Dallas at Orlando City SC | FC Dallas
Plenty of good nuggets to look out for tomorrow night in Orlando.

// MLS //

10 Things About Miguel Almiron: 2017's No. 1 player on 24 Under 24 |
Almiron is a special player indeed, definitely the new style of DPs that you want to see in this league.

Ignacio Piatti has signed a new deal with the Montreal Impact - Mount Royal Soccer
The Argentine midfielder is staying with the club for another year, which is really great news to see.

From formidable to forgettable: Chronicling the LA Galaxy's 2017 downfall |
Need a good reminder of what happened in LA this year? Here is a good start of how they went from a solid playoff contender to one of the league's worst.

// NASL //

What are the implications of the North American Soccer League's antitrust lawsuit against the United States Soccer Federation - ESPN FC
The NASL is suing the USSF on antitrust grounds. ESPN breaks down the lawsuit and what it could mean for soccer in the U.S. going forward.

NASL vs US Soccer: Attorney Jeffrey Kessler on need for early win |
The NASL is looking for any victory they can get along the way, which is why Kessler was brought in. But boy they have a long way to go.