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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Can FC Dallas get Ziegler’s red card overturned? We’ll find out.

MLS: FC Dallas at Seattle Sounders FC Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

It is time to get over the hump here this week as we get ready for FC Dallas’ return home this weekend against Minnesota.

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Report: FCD to appeal Ziegler red card - Big D Soccer
This seems like an uphill battle for FCD to win this appeal but knowing Oscar and company, they only do this sort of thing when they feel the evidence supports their case.

Workhorse of the Week vs San Jose and Seattle - Big D Soccer
Our poll creator went out on a trip and came back to two losses for his latest write up. Go vote!

ACADEMY: FC Dallas U-17 Academy Competing in LIGA Bancomer MX Internacional | FC Dallas
FCD's academy side has some big games ahead here in the coming days. There are some good names on this squad too from Dante Sealy to Ben Redzic.

ON LOAN: Brandon Servania Starts Twice, Jesus Ferreira and Adonijah Reid Once in USL Matches | FC Dallas
I keep wondering how long it will be before Servania gets a chance with the first team here. Maybe come October when a playoff spot is secure? Maybe. Either way, these guys are getting some solid minutes this season in the USL.

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Game Recap: Colorado Rapids 2, LA Galaxy 2 - Burgundy Wave
The Rapids got a hard-fought road point in LA while Kellyn Acosta threw up in the middle of the game.

Warshaw: Philadelphia Union becoming one of MLS' more stylish sides |
Philly is such an unique team to look at this season. They're good at times but haven't really found a way over the hump outside of the USOC.

What will suspensions make MNUFC’s lineup look like this weekend? - E Pluribus Loonum
Minnesota has some suspensions of their own that may complicate things for this weekend when they visit.

Bacary Sagna says Didier Drogba swayed him to sign for Montreal Impact |
Of course Drogba is helping sell this league, he is trying to work to get a team in Phoenix after all.

David Villa has sights on Supporters Shield and MLS Cup title | Pro Soccer USA
I still think NYCFC has a legitimate shot at the Shield this season but they need a healthy Villa to do it.

MLS downplays Mark Wahlberg's comments on Columbus Crew ownership | ESPNFC
An MLS spokesperson says there is "nothing substantive" to comments from actor Mark Wahlberg about buying the Columbus Crew. Bummer, this would be fun if it could happen.

Austin City Council vote could clear path for Columbus Crew relocation to Texas | Pro Soccer USA
The vote is a big deal down in Austin, hopefully this thing can come to an end either way.