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

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 |
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 |
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? |
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 |
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 |
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? |
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.