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Big D Daily: News for Friday, May 25, 2018

FC Dallas takes on Toronto FC tonight.

MLS: Toronto FC at FC Dallas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The weekend is here and what comes with it is a Friday night game for FC Dallas.

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas vs Toronto FC Preview, Scouting Report and Keys to the match - Big D Soccer
How FC Dallas can overcome Toronto tonight in an important road game.

US Open Cup: FC Dallas to travel south to take on San Antonio - Big D Soccer
I-35 Derby anyone? Meh, I'm a bit upset we didn't land North Texas Rayados.

Rumor: FC Dallas linked with Jose Fajardo Nelson - Big D Soccer
Panamanian striker is linked with move to MLS but will FCD make the jump to sign him?

What lineup will work best for FC Dallas against Toronto? - Big D Soccer
Does Jesse Gonzalez finally return to the starting lineup? Or will Oscar Pareja continue to keep the same lineup?

Eight FC Dallas Players Named to 2018 MLS All-Star Game Fan Ballot | FC Dallas
If All-Star ballots are your thing, here are eight players to vote in.

// MLS //

FC Cincinnati to make significant soccer announcement at May 29 event |
Well, it looks like MLS is finally moving forward with their expansion announcements. Poor Sacramento.

FC Cincinnati to make announcement next week amid MLS expansion race | ESPNFC
The whole 'major announcement' game is annoying in some ways but we can at least see the finish line in part of this expansion race.

Wiebe: If no one's untouchable in Montreal, who could chase Ignacio Piatti? |
The thought of Piatti somewhere other than Montreal is really intriguing right now but I don't see any of this happening.

Stejskal: Despite struggles, Fire GM Nelson Rodriguez still trusts process |
Chicago's 'process' is certainly an interesting one here to watch.

Rusnak: “Let’s not get twisted” about off-field controversy - RSL Soapbox
Is he happy or not? That has been an issue in Salt Lake lately.

Wayne Rooney arrives in Washington for talks with D.C. United - The Washington Post
English soccer superstar scheduled to undergo physical, tour the city and Audi Field.

How the World Cup affects MLS: LAFC to be hit hardest as Vela and Ciman depart | ESPNFC
Unlike previous World Cups, not having the US in the tournament has a big impact.

Is it worth it? How chasing Champions League glory can derail an MLS season | FourFourTwo
You want a MLS team to lift the CCL trophy. But there is certainly a major cost that comes with it.