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Big D Daily: News for Friday, August 10, 2018

The weekend is finally here as FC Dallas heads to Washington.

MLS: Seattle Sounders at FC Dallas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The week is finally coming to a closer as the weekend is here for FC Dallas as the rest of MLS.

// FC Dallas //

What lineup will work best for FC Dallas against Seattle? - Big D Soccer
On the road, on turf, with redemption in mind is a tricky place to be in for Oscar Pareja. Do you go with the main guys or give some guys a break?

FC Dallas Out to Prove Home Loss a One-Game Blunder Against Red-Hot Sounders | FC Dallas
Seattle is one of those places that FC Dallas has struggled in over the years.

FC Dallas set to get first taste of versatile Pablo Aranguiz vs. Seattle |
He's available to play but does Pareja throw him out there in his first game on turf? I'm not putting money on that.

FC Dallas forward Maxi Urruti, newcomer Dominique Badji hope to form strike partnership | Pro Soccer USA
Both bring a little something different to the table but overall if they can get the chemistry right, they'll be fun to watch.

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Transfer Transformation: 3 teams take on new look after secondary window |
The transfer window closed earlier this week and three teams certainly made the most of it. I'm a little shocked FCD didn't make the cut here on this one.

Time’s Up For Veljko Paunovic - Hot Time In Old Town
After losing in the semifinals of the USOC earlier this week, Chicago fans are done with this guy.

Official: Lucas Melano returns to the Portland Timbers from loan - Stumptown Footy
Melano returns to Portland after being away for nearly two years.

Seattle Sounders GM Garth Lagerwey believes summer moves will be validated |
Seattle only made a couple moves this summer but given their current form, that may be an okay thing.

The road to 100 MLS Goals for BWP - Once A Metro
Scoring 100 goals in any league is worth noting, but it is impressive in how quickly BWP obtained that number in MLS.

Austin City Council delays Columbus Crew stadium vote by a week | ESPNFC
Council met for several hours on Thursday night to vote on plan to let Crew owner Anthony Precourt build 20,000-seat venue.

Ernst Tanner introduced as Philadelphia Union’s new sporting director - Brotherly Game
Some folks think this is either a killer move for the Union or one that will fall flat in a short time.

USSF close Adama Diomande’s racial slur accusation investigation for “insufficient evidence” - Angels on Parade
Allegations stem from LAFC game against Portland Timbers reveal nothing in the end. Which is pretty sad if you ask me.

Media Microscope: Soccer’s shift from TV to streaming has begun |
This isn't just MLS-related but it is worth diving into the increasing costs that soccer fans have to just watch games.