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Big D Daily: News for Monday, September 10, 2018

The FIFA break is nearly over as FC Dallas is getting back to work ahead of Columbus coming into town.

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

The international break is nearly over as it is time to get back into the swing of things before FC Dallas hosts Columbus this weekend.

// FC Dallas //

Does FC Dallas finally have their “closer” in Abel Aguilar? - Big D Soccer
What role will Aguilar play? Right now it appears he is the slow-down closer type that FCD needs in late game situations.

CARTER'S CORNER: Five Biggest Storylines for FC Dallas Over the Final Seven Games | FC Dallas
With only seven games to play, there is a lot that can and will happen on this season.

INTERNATIONAL: Brandon Servania, Paxton Pomykal and Chris Richards Help U.S. U-20s Defeat Jamaica 3-1 | FC Dallas
FCD's young Homegrown players continue to show well on the international stage.

FC Dallas College Director and Youth Coach Scott Dymond Passes Away at Age 49 | FC Dallas
All of us here at Big D Soccer are sad about the passing of Scott. He was such a good guy.

International break comes at right time for FC Dallas | Pro Soccer USA
There are no more three games in eight days left on the season calendar. Its all weekend play from here on out. That kind of thing could play huge for FCD.

// MLS //

Armchair Analyst: (Almost) status quo & more from Week 28 |
There were three games in MLS over the weekend and all went about like you'd imagine they would.

D.C. United give away lead, but take point with 1-1 draw against NYCFC - Black And Red United
United may have given away the lead late on a ridiculous David Villa free kick goal but they're picking up road points when they need to right now.

Ebobisse’s season debut against Colorado reflects Timbers’ youth development - Stumptown Footy
Portland didn't have much trouble against a Kellyn-less Colorado team.

Atlanta United clinch spot in 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs - Dirty South Soccer
Nothing like being off from league play and still clinch a playoff spot.

The five biggest storylines of the MLS Cup playoff races | ESPNFC
As summer turns to fall, the MLS Cup playoffs are edging ever closer. There are plenty of things at play in both conferences right now.

Antoine Griezmann would join David Beckham's Inter Miami 'if he wants me' | ESPNFC
You gotta think Miami is going to bring in some big name guys like this on day one.

Marcel De Jong: CONCACAF Nations League could be big for growth of the national team - Waking The Red
Canada will certainly benefit from the Nations League, as they got a big win over the weekend in the process in it.