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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, August 22, 2018

FC Dallas gears up for a trip to Houston.

MLS: Minnesota United FC at FC Dallas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The second installment with Houston is almost here as FC Dallas has one more training session in them before traveling south on I-45 again.

// FC Dallas //

Which FC Dallas player needs to regain his form before the playoffs? - Big D Soccer
With two and a half months left in the season, which player needs to regain their form? We have some suggestions. Some say Maxi, some on our staff had other thoughts.

FC Dallas vs. Minnesota United FC: Player Ratings - Big D Soccer
FCD halted their short skid, thanks to several good performances, particularly in the defense.

VOTE: Who was your top FC Dallas player against Minnesota United? - Big D Soccer
A big win at home. Which player stood out to you as FCD’s Workhorse of the Week?

Texas Derby Swiss Flair to Pit Best Friends Reto Ziegler, Philippe Senderos Against Each Other | FC Dallas
A little re-print of a previous article by FCD here but it is still worth pointing out that both Texan sides have a Swiss player. Which feels really random to me.

Hopes Drenched In Dallas - E Pluribus Loonum
Here is a pretty solid recap of a Minnesota fan's journey to Dallas last weekend.

// MLS //

Stejskal: Surging Diego Rubio leading Sporting KC out of their summer swoon |
SKC looked almost dead in the water a month ago with how they were playing but now they've hit a late summer stride.

Preview: The Red Bulls battle NYCFC at Yankee Stadium - Once A Metro
Another Hudson River Derby is set to kick off in the Bronx as the two sides meet for the final time in the regular season this year.

Would NYCFC Be Making a Mistake by not Renewing David Villa’s Contract? - Hudson River Blue
The Spain international has been the heart and soul of NYCFC, but is re-signing him in the club’s best interest? This is certainly a development worth keeping an eye on.

Miguel Almiron, Josef Martinez grateful for each other’s successes - Dirty South Soccer
The two Atlanta United stars are genuinely happy for one another. I still wonder if Atlanta will have both of them next season at the rate they're going.

New England Revolution playoff hopes are slipping fast | Pro Soccer USA
The Revs looked like they could be a team to sneak into the post season earlier this year but after a summer swoon, they're looking less like a contender.