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

The weekend is finally here, and comes with it a FCD game.

MLS: Seattle Sounders FC at FC Dallas Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

We’re finally at the weekend as FC Dallas continues to get ready to host Seattle on Sunday.

// FC Dallas //

TRAINING TALK: Matt Hedges on Facing Seattle Sounders FC | 3.18.18 | FC Dallas
The guys know this match is an early must-win type of game.

THE OTHER SIDE: Getting to Know Seattle Sounders FC with Beat Reporter Ryan Krasnoo | FC Dallas
The two clubs' staff writers trade questions and answers ahead of Sunday's game.

// MLS //

Stejskal: New York Red Bulls leading the charge in MLS-USL partnerships |
Some MLS sides have given up on their USL teams but not New York and it is starting to pay off in a big way for them.

Warshaw: In CCL, mental mistakes undo Seattle Sounders vs. Chivas |
Those mistakes prove that this Seattle team has plenty of flaws right now that Dallas can expose.

MLS wins in CONCACAF Champions League can ease U.S. toxicity | ESPNFC
The sight of two MLS teams beating Liga MX opposition on the way to the CCL semis is a boost, given the toxicity surrounding the game in the U.S.

NEWS: Rapids sign striker Yannick Boli - Burgundy Wave
This is an interesting TAM signing by the Rapids. He's a little older than some TAM signings, kind of reminds me of a Roland Lamah (on paper).

Newcomers make noise early in the MLS season | Pro Soccer USA
There is a little love on here for Santiago Mosquera.

Phoenix MLS expansion: Bid's stadium renderings unveiled (PHOTOS) |
Phoenix Rising's MLS expansion bid has taken another step forward, with plans unveiled for a new 21,000-seat, $250 million stadium. Not folks, not bad.