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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, September 6, 2018

New England scores a big win in NYC on Wednesday night.

MLS: Houston Dynamo at FC Dallas Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

The week is nearly over as FC Dallas continues on in their bye week.

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas vs. Houston Dynamo: Player Ratings - Big D Soccer
A huge win, means good ratings all around as we close the book on the win over Houston.

Workhorse of the Week vs. San Jose Earthquakes and Houston Dynamo - Big D Soccer
Two games before a long break - who was your top player for FC Dallas? Vote and tell us what you think.

CARTER'S CORNER: What Awaits FC Dallas Down the Final Stretch of 2018 | FC Dallas
Seven games to go with a lot on the line in each of them. Carter breaks down just how tough and important each game will be.

FC Dallas has its new late-match closer in Abel Aguilar | Pro Soccer USA
He may be a tad slow but if he can do exactly what he did against Houston, that may be just fine for the stretch run.

// MLS //

Revolution 1, NYCFC 0: The Revs are back on the Wright track - The Bent Musket
Brian Wright scores in his first MLS start as New England gets a much needed win on Wednesday night.

Stejskal: Why LAFC felt comfortable selling captain Laurent Ciman |
The notes down at the bottom on Walker Zimmerman are likely more interesting to FCD fans than anything else. It is a bit surprising to me that he is still getting some foreign interest.

Armchair Analyst: Revs can be happy as NYCFC tailspin continues |
New York City got their first home loss of the year as the Revs ended a nine-game winless rut.

Grading Inter Miami CF’s new crest and colors -
There are Herons are here to stay as is MLS' first pink team.

VAR review in La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1 and MLS this season | ESPNFC
The Video Assistant Referee (VAR) is being accepted in Bundesliga, Serie A and in Portugal, but there is still much work to do in La Liga and MLS.

Philadelphia Union looks to shed stigma in run to MLS Cup playoffs | ESPNFC
The Philadelphia Union's eight-plus seasons in MLS have been defined by pain and final defeats. Jim Curtin is trying to turn that around.

Minnesota's Allianz Field finding its form as fall approaches | Pro Soccer USA
That stadium looks pretty sweet as it continues to be worked on. Thankfully when it is complete it means one less stadium with turf on it in MLS.

Nashville Metro Council votes final approval of MLS stadium at Fairgrounds |
Things continue to move along nicely in Nashville for their stadium plans.

// USMNT //

For Kellyn Acosta's international hopes, Colorado Rapids were best move |
The fresh start in Colorado this summer has worked pretty well for Kellyn but he has to show that the move helped his game on the international front.

U.S. men's national team is still searching for a full-time coach. What's taking so long? | ESPNFC
Almost a year since that night in Trinidad, the U.S. remain without a permanent manager. Why has it taken so long, and whom will they hire?