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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, September 7, 2017

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Let the Atlanta talk begin.

MLS: Houston Dynamo at FC Dallas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The weekend is nearly here as FC Dallas is getting set to take on Atlanta United for the first time.

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas midfielder Mauro Diaz is starting to look like old self | Dallas Morning News
A few key passes, a goal and just a general look that he is back is what FCD needs right now.

Sunday's Trip to Atlanta a Homecoming for Georgia-Native Walker Zimmerman | FC Dallas
You know Atlanta would love to have a guy like Walker playing for them but it will be fun to see him make a trip back there for the weekend.

Walker Hume Loaned to Orange County SC | FC Dallas
And here is the latest in FCD loaning a player to a random team not named OKC Energy.

// MLS //

Sporting Kansas City drops crucial road point at NYCFC | The Blue Testament
I will say that results like this do help our cause.

Sporting Kansas City prevented from signing Parsemain | The Blue Testament
FIFA rules have prevented Sporting KC from signing talented Martinique forward Kevin Parsemain.

Orlando City Midfielder Will Johnson Arrested on Domestic Violence Charge | The Mane Land
Things are looking all that great in Orlando these days, and thankfully we play them later this month.

View from Couch: It's all happening as Atlanta United move into MB Stadium |
This weekend is going to be a lot of fun as the league gets to see what Atlanta will really be about as they move into their shiny new facility.

Six Games, 20 days - Dirty South Soccer
Atlanta fans are already taking FCD lightly as we head into the weekend match. Calling our attack putrid. Okay then. I guess a five goal difference in the goals scored department is that big to some people.

Historically frantic schedule stands between Atlanta and MLS' playoffs | FourFourTwo
Eight games, 25 days, and a shift from grass to turf are set to test United's postseason hopes. Yeah, eight games in 25 days. That will test any team.

MLS transfer news: LAFC announces loan deal for Argentine attacker Pacheco |
This is one of those quiet expansion team moves that happen in the fall before their first season.