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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, May 17, 2018

FC Dallas continues to get ready for their weekend match with Vancouver.

The week is flying by here as we’re over the hump and the weekend is in full sight.

// FC Dallas //

Is FC Dallas is trying to be someone its not? - Big D Soccer
For all the good things that the club does do, there are still those annoying little habits that they can't seem to get out of their system.

Power Rankings: FC Dallas is back on the rise after win over LA - Big D Soccer
FC Dallas picked up three points and some positive comments this past week. Bully on them.

FC Dallas Combatting Back Line Changes with Veteran Experience of Maynor Figueroa | FC Dallas
We know Figueroa will step in and do just fine this weekend as he is getting comfortable with his new role with the team.

Toyota Stadium Selected as Host Venue for 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup | FC Dallas
The Gold Cup is coming back to Frisco next year. Get excited people.

Newly-healthy Kellyn Acosta, FC Dallas continue search for consistency |
As FCD gets healthier, the roster depth will only continue to show through more and more.

// MLS //

Vancouver Whitecaps Draw Earthquakes 2-2, in what feels like a loss. - Eighty Six Forever
Vancouver picked up another draw last night as they played a midweek game before coming to Frisco and the heat on Saturday.

Baer: Who has faced the toughest and easiest schedules so far? |
Strength of schedule in MLS is kind of a weird thing in my book but FCD has had a fairly light schedule so far.

Russell Canouse, Brooks Lennon left Europe for MLS' promise of playing time | ESPNFC
A generation of U.S. talent came back to MLS from Europe and regressed, but the likes of Russell Canouse and Brooks Lennon are helping chart a new course.

Analyzing Taylor Twellman’s comments about D.C. United and Wayne Rooney - Black And Red United
Twellman had quite the week between his FCD comments and this one on DCU.

Atlanta United's Miguel Almirón: 'My goal is still to get to Europe' | Pro Soccer USA
Atlanta will sell him for a good figure, that we can bank on here. It really comes down to what is out there, even this summer for him.

Tyler Adams, Alphonso Davies, Julian Gressel & the MLS Bargain XI |
No FCD players on this year's bargain list but I think if we continue to see Jimmy Maurer in goal, he could end up on one of these by the end of the season.