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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, November 15, 2018

The USMNT is back in action today against England.

Soccer: International Friendly Soccer -Peru at USA David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

The weekend is coming closer (and so is that Thanksgiving holiday) but at least we are treated with some international soccer.

// FC Dallas //

2018 FC Dallas Player Recap: Moises Hernandez - Big D Soccer
The veteran Homegrown returned in 2018 but didn't really contribute all that much.

ASK THE EXPERTS: Where Does FC Dallas Need to Improve? | FC Dallas
I think we all know what the main 'need' is for FC Dallas here this offseason. Just like it has been for many years before this one.

ASK THE EXPERTS: Who Should Play a Bigger Role in 2019? | FC Dallas
For me it is all about seeing more out of the Homegrown group on the back end of this roster and Pablo Aranguiz.

FC Dallas roster review: under contract players | Pro Soccer USA
Here is a really solid breakdown of the roster as it stands today with those who are under contract.

// MLS //

Wiebe: My alternate 2018 MLS Best XI selections |
Alternate Best XI lists sometimes are more fun than regular ones.

Major League Soccer's Most Valuable Teams 2018: Atlanta United Debuts On Top | Forbes
Always take this list with a grain of salt as it doesn't include stadium or real estate in the valuations.

Savarese breaks Portland Timbers "curse," brings underdog group together |
Underdogs at this point in the year is where you want to be if you are a team like Portland. I think they have an uphill battle against SKC but anything is possible right now.

Garth Lagerwey retained in Sounders GM vote - Sounder At Heart
Lagerwey received 87 percent support, though only 37 percent of eligible voters cast ballots.

How will the grass at Allianz Field survive a Minnesota winter? |
The new digs up in Minnesota will certainly be a boost for that side, especially when they host cold-weather games.

// USMNT //

USA vs. England, 2018 friendly: What to watch for - Stars and Stripes FC
This is a big match...what should we focus on? How about more youngsters getting minutes? I know we'll be looking to see if Reggie gets any minutes.

Warshaw: Three things I want to see from the US national team vs. England |
At this point in the year, I think a lot of us want to see Pulisic back on the field.