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Big D Daily: News for Friday, August 3, 2018

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FC Dallas returns home tomorrow to battles San Jose.

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

The weekend is finally here as FC Dallas is back at home with the South End open again for good.

// FC Dallas //

What lineup will work best for FC Dallas against San Jose? - Big D Soccer
After a slew of moves these last two weeks, the lineup could have a new look to it this weekend at home.

The Evolution of Oscar Pareja's Coaching Career as He Approaches 100 Wins | FC Dallas
100 wins is a pretty big deal in this league for a manager.

BEHIND THE SCENES: FCD Gets First Look at New Locker Room | FC Dallas
New stuff is always good and these locker rooms look great.

What FC Dallas fans can expect from Dominique Badji | Pro Soccer USA
Badji was a long-time target of FCD, which really doesn't surprise me given his speed and finishing abilities.

"I called him Texas": FCD's Chris Richards making name at Bayern Munich | MLSsoccer.com
I am already getting ready to just not expect Richards in Dallas next season. But that may mean we see a nice big fat check come FCD's way.

// MLS //

MLS All-Star Game: Behind the scenes with Tata Martino and his players | ESPNFC
ESPN and MLS put in a lot of work this year to make the ASG a thing worth watching.

Liga MX boss hints All-Star game between leagues could come 'very soon' | MLSsoccer.com
I feel like the two sides have been talking about this for years now. Maybe it will finally happen, or maybe it won't.

Miami MLS hires Paul McDonough from Atlanta to be Sporting Director | MLSsoccer.com
McDonough was a pretty big reason as to why Atlanta had some off the field success. So if he can help build that in Miami, this will be a great move for them.

Stejskal: Justin Meram returns to Columbus Crew SC in trade with Orlando | MLSsoccer.com
That experiment in Orlando didn't last long for Meram, or the Lions.

Justin Meram returns to Columbus Crew SC in trade with Orlando City - Massive Report
Here is a Columbus take, now that the winger is back with the Black & Gold after about six months in Florida.

Orlando City to Send Justin Meram Back to the Columbus Crew - The Mane Land
Orlando pretty much rented Meram for $300k this season. Crazy.