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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, August 29, 2018

FC Dallas looks to take down San Jose tonight.

MLS: FC Dallas at Houston Dynamo Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The midweek match with San Jose is here as FC Dallas looks to get revenge on the Quakes tonight.

// FC Dallas //

What lineup will work best for FC Dallas against San Jose? - Big D Soccer
A midweek trip to San Jose complicates the roster a bit when you have a few key players left behind in Dallas.

Depth Chart: How FC Dallas Stacks Up Now - Big D Soccer
Is this the most complete team in Pareja’s tenure? It kind of feels weird thinking that it is given the history of things but it may very well be.

KEYS TO THE MATCH, Driven By Toyota: FC Dallas at San Jose Earthquakes | 8.29.18 | FC Dallas
Getting three points tonight might not be easy but it is doable given how poor San Jose is these days.

FC Dallas struggles to find impact substitutions when needed most | Pro Soccer USA
While the depth may be there, there is still that level of chemistry that has to be met for subs to be effective in my book. I'll say this, as long as the team can find that by October, they'll be fine.

// MLS //

Stejskal: How Alejandro Bedoya eventually became Philadelphia's perfect fit |
It is easy to forget how Philly has evolved here this season with guys like Bedoya. But he's been pretty dang good for them.

Nine reasons why DC United will make the 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs |
Screw nine reasons, just point out the remaining home games as the key.

Why Laurent Ciman’s departure from LAFC does - and does not - make sense - Angels on Parade
Personal factors, business, but the timing? Yeah, all of these things add up to a fairly weird transfer at the end of August.

An Ode to Bastian Schweinsteiger - Hot Time In Old Town
A random midweek Germany? Sure why not for the Fire as it celebrated a legend.

Philadelphia Union transfer Eric Ayuk to second division club in Turkey - Brotherly Game
Philly gets a sell-on fee attached to this one. So, yay?

Where does Josef Martinez rank among 2018's worldwide goalscorers? |
It is strange to see a MLS player near the top of these lists around the world but maybe that is a sign that MLS is finally making it?

Atlanta United owner Arthur Blank talks Josef Martinez, Europe and Columbus Crew SC | Pro Soccer USA
You gotta think that they want massive money for him to actually sell him this winter.