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Big D Daily: News for Friday, November 16, 2018

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The weekend arrives before a holiday break.

MLS: Orlando City SC at FC Dallas Andrew Dieb-USA TODAY Sports

We’re finally at the end of the week here as we get closer to Thanksgiving and more MLS playoffs.

// FC Dallas //

Quick Burns: What really went wrong for FC Dallas in 2018? - Big D Soccer
Our staff got together to look at what we all thought went wrong in 2018.

2018 FC Dallas player recap: Ryan Hollingshead - Big D Soccer
FC Dallas’ resident utility man showed his intelligence and ability when called upon.

ASK THE EXPERTS: What Additions or Moves Are Needed Before 2019? | FC Dallas
I love the calls for going back to a 4-3-3 again, when FCD rode that earlier in the season they were tough to beat.

Marquinhos Pedroso Undergoes Successful Offseason Surgery to Repair Muscle Core Injury | FC Dallas
This news makes you wonder when this happened and how it affected his play down the stretch.

Chris Richards: FC Dallas product eyes Bayern Munich future | SI.com
At this point, I'd be a bit shocked if he did end up back here in Dallas in January.

Cannon shares emotional moment with FC Dallas fans after receiving award | MLSsoccer.com
We're not crying, its just a little dusty in here.

FC Dallas roster review: players not under contract | Pro Soccer USA
Here is a solid breakdown of those players not under contract at the moment for FCD.

// MLS //

Sporting Kansas City vs. Portland Timbers: Who has the better defense? | MLSsoccer.com
I'd still put my money on SKC when it comes to defense, any day of the week.

Downtown St. Louis soccer stadium would be paid for with cash by would-be team owners | Business | stltoday.com
This would be huge for St. Louis and their expansion hopes. We all know MLS wants to be there and this certainly helps.

Stejskal: How Marc Dos Santos plans to remake the Vancouver Whitecaps | MLSsoccer.com
Raise your hand if you remembered that Brek Shea was a DP this season. Yeah, Vancouver is about to dump that along with some other high-priced players.

Atlanta United vs. New York Red Bulls: Who has the better defense? | MLSsoccer.com
New York...definitely New York.

Garber on MLS in Copa Libertadores: 'I don't see it happening' | Pro Soccer USA
Its a pipe dream for some folks out there. The logistics of it happening just don't add up.

LAFC must live up to the hype in Year 2: 'It's not a one-year project' | ESPNFC
LAFC was a wildly successful expansion team, despite falling short in the playoffs. Its sophomore season will require a more successful ending.

Revolution defender Chris Tierney retires - The Bent Musket
A lot of folks thought at one point or another that he was one of the best left backs in MLS. He always did have a way with free kicks though.