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Big D Daily: News for Friday, May 18, 2018

The weekend is finally here as FC Dallas welcomes in Vancouver.

We’re finally at the weekend here. FC Dallas will welcome in Vancouver tomorrow afternoon for another home game on this early portion of the season.

// FC Dallas //

What lineup will work best for FC Dallas against Vancouver? - Big D Soccer
Does Oscar Pareja make any big changes this week? We know of at least one that he'll have to make.

TRAINING TALK: Oscar Pareja Ahead of FC Dallas vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC | 5.19.18 | FC Dallas
This is team is a long way away from peaking here on this season. Which is good.

Reto Ziegler suspension forces Dallas to change back line against Vancouver | Pro Soccer USA
We expect Maynor Figueroa to slot in where Ziegler has been for the majority of this season.

Barbecue Goals: Monthly meals bring FC Dallas players and coaches together | Texas Monthly

Every time I see photos from this I immediately get hungry, and I’m not even a big barbecue guy.

// MLS //

Stejskal: The real Darlington Nagbe rises in Atlanta | MLSsoccer.com
Are we seeing the real Nagbe in Atlanta or just a better version of him due to all that talent around him?

Warshaw: Atlanta United are ditching the pack - here's how to keep pace | MLSsoccer.com
That defense still has some weak points that can be exposed. But getting past that front six is no easy task.

Toronto FC keep hold of lofty goals, but shift focus to "the little things" | MLSsoccer.com
I think the Shield is out of reach already for TFC but they can still win plenty of silverware.

Orlando City Can Send a Strong Message Against Toronto - The Mane Land
Orlando looks to rebound after their first loss in a while as they take on TFC tonight.

NYC FC's Patrick Vieira wanted by Nantes to replace Claudio Ranieri | ESPNFC
There really is no way Vieira makes it through this summer without some serious offers right?

Nico Lodeiro excused for World Cup early, Sounders offer full support - Sounder At Heart
Seattle is going to be without several key players over the next few weeks.

Herculez Gomez sounds off on U.S. national team, "pay-to-play" model | Pro Soccer USA
There are plenty of interesting comments made by Gomez in this one.