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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, August 23, 2018

Time to Crush the Orange again!

MLS: Houston Dynamo at FC Dallas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

It is game day around these parts as FC Dallas is in Houston getting ready to take on the Dynamo tonight.

// FC Dallas //

What lineup will work best for FC Dallas against Houston? - Big D Soccer
Reto Ziegler will be back, but are there any other changes to be made tonight in the Texas Derby?

Power Rankings: FC Dallas gains ground on Eastern Conference leaders - Big D Soccer
A convincing win at home worked well for FCD in the latest polls.

INJURY REPORT: FC Dallas at Houston Dynamo | 8.23.18 | FC Dallas
FCD doesn't have any big injuries to be worried about at the moment but the Dynamo do have a couple guys on the injury list.

Absent big names, hype, FC Dallas explain why they're MLS Cup contenders |
Sometimes in this league you don't need a big name to carry you. FCD is proving that at the moment.

// MLS //

Armchair Analyst: Your guide to Heineken Rivalry Week – Part I |
Doyle wonders what kinds of Houston team we will get tonight. I'm on board with FCD going the RSL route on them tonight and dominate the middle of the park.

Houston Dynamo hope Alberth Elis' return can spark renewal in Texas Derby |
Elis is what Houston rests their hopes at a playoff spot on right now. Stop him, you have a good shot at points in this one.

Houston Dynamo enter derby match treating "every game as if it's a final" |
Houston is on the very outside looking in at the playoff picture right now. A win tonight for FCD could help push them further out.

Red Bulls hold for a draw - Once A Metro
The Red Bulls win the 2018 NY Derby, but the result feels like a loss as they couldn't capitalize on the two-man advantage.

Would Firing Carl Robinson Help The Vancouver Whitecaps? - Eighty Six Forever
Vancouver fans wonder what life might be like with a different manager leading them. I'd imagine if they fail to reach the post season this year, that could become a reality for them.

Austin group release Major League Soccer franchise badge logo colors name | ESPNFC
So Austin FC is the best they could come up with? The tree is kind of weird but I do dig the black and green colors.

PSV unveils terrible name, colors and logo for potential Austin team - Massive Report
Could this be a bigger slap in the face to Columbus? Yeah, its pretty bad overall though.