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Big D Daily: News for Friday, August 17, 2018

FC Dallas looks to get back on track tomorrow night.

MLS: FC Dallas at Minnesota United FC Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Ah the weekend is finally here folks. FC Dallas is back at home as they look to end their two-game skid.

// FC Dallas //

No, FC Dallas isn’t going to collapse this season like last year - Big D Soccer
A collapse seems possible but its not happening this time around.

What lineup will work best for FC Dallas against Minnesota? - Big D Soccer
Two straight losses may bring us some big changes to the starting XI. Who do you have in your lineup tomorrow night?

FC Dallas updates how season ticket holders can resell tickets - Big D Soccer
The resale marketplace is getting a bit of a change for FCD fans.

// MLS //

Warshaw: DC United showed they are for real on Wednesday night |
DC has a lot of games in hand at the moment and still so many home games left to pick up points with.

Stejskal: How Orlando landed Carlos Ascues after the transfer deadline |
There were some folks that really questioned that move yesterday but this explains it all.

Where does Josef Martinez's chase for MLS scoring record stand? |
Can it happen? Will it happen? Maybe not in this game but he'll break the all-time record soon enough.

Griezmann to Vela: “Wait for me in LA...I’ll be there soon” - Angels on Parade
Uh, this would be a massive 'get' for LAFC if it comes true. Damn.

Have the Colorado Rapids finally turned the corner? - Burgundy Wave
The Burgundy Boys are on a respectable run of form as of late. Does it mean they are playoff contenders? I'm not entirely sold on that just yet.

If I had a million (Garber) bucks... - E Pluribus Loonum
This is an interesting thought and hypothetical to play around with.

New England Revolution's Michael Mancienne now highest paid defender in MLS | Pro Soccer USA
That is a high price to pay for a center back. New England better hope he lives up to it.

Toronto FC and U.S. star Jozy Altidore attracting attention from Serie A, Ligue 1 | ESPNFC
Toronto FC striker Jozy Altidore could be headed back to Europe, a move that might actually be good for him again to do.

Giovanni Reyna to leave NYCFC academy to join Borussia Dortmund - ESPNFC
NYCFC academy product Giovanni Reyna, the son of the club's sporting director Claudio Reyna, is set to join the youth program of Borussia Dortmund. Yes, that means another young American going to Germany before their MLS club signs them.