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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, September 6, 2017

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The US barely make it out of Honduras with a point.

Soccer: Men's World Cup Soccer Qualifier-Honduras at USA Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Yesterday’s US game was a bit of a scare but the draw will be good enough for now.

// FC Dallas //

Workhorse of the Week vs. New York Redbulls | Big D Soccer
Despite the draw last Saturday, there were plenty of solid choices for our Workhorse winner.

DJORN'S DJOURNAL: A Trip to the NSHOF Archives and Construction Update | FC Dallas
If you want a good update on how the construction is going, this is a good place to stat. Hearing that the building should start to take shape vertically in the coming months is a positive sign.

// MLS //

Ranked! The 6 teams that should have claimed MLS Cup (but didn't) | FourFourTwo
We know for a fact that the best teams don't always win in October or November.

MLS’ homegrown arms race is reaching ludicrous levels | FourFourTwo
The territorial battle for players is happening at younger ages, and the rules remain a little cloudy. I would imagine things to remain cloudy until the league finishes expanding too.

Canada: National team success boosting players’ club careers | Waking The Red
Meanwhile, in Canada, things are looking pretty good for both club and country.

September 10: Atlanta United’s day of reckoning | Dirty South Soccer
Sunday will be a big day for those in Atlanta as FCD takes on the new club for the first time. I do enjoy hearing that it will be a sold out crowd.

U.S. Soccer denies NASL Division 2 status for 2018 - ESPN FC
The NASL looks to be dead going into 2018. I would imagine two of their current clubs will head to the USL, while others will figure out what they want to do.

// USMNT //

USA at Honduras, 2018 World Cup qualifying: Final score 1-1, Wood nabs a late equalizer - Stars and Stripes FC
Good job Bobby Wood. And good job Kellyn Acosta for banging that free kick off the bar.

CONCACAF World Cup qualifying standings: USA sits fourth | Stars and Stripes FC
All left to play for in October. So a visit from Panama and then a trip to T&T, which could spark some memories of 1989's qualifying.

USA's World Cup qualifying survival instincts kick in vs Honduras | SI.com
The USA knew that a loss in Honduras would be debilitating for its World Cup hopes, and it came up with a pivotal goal just in time to remain on course for a trip to Russia.

Boehm: USMNT stuck on the CONCACAF treadmill as qualifying drama persists | MLSsoccer.com
Sure blame it on being a CONCACAF game, the fact is that the US only got a single point from this past weekend is not a great showing for their chances.

Armchair Analyst: A point can't eliminate real worries for US in Honduras | MLSsoccer.com
Two games left and there is still a lot of reason to be concerned here about this US squad.