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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, May 30, 2019

After a busy midweek in MLS, the league turns to the weekend games ahead.

MLS: FC Dallas at Vancouver Whitecaps FC Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports

We’ve crossed the midway point in the week and now are heading towards a weekend game with Seattle.

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas players called into international duty this summer - Big D Soccer
We know this summer is getting rough, but who all is going to be missing? Here is a look at who's going to be out and when they'll likely be back.

FC Dallas Focuses on Closing the Gap Between Performance and Winning | FC Dallas
We've seen guys like Badji perform well over the last few weeks but the results haven't added up yet.

With knockouts in sight, Pomykal eager to step up in Poland & beyond | ASN
If you wanted some more love for what Paxton is doing on the international stage, here ya go.

// MLS //

Armchair Analyst: The value of a bunker & more from Wednesday night |
Five games in league play last night is a lot to break down but here is a good starting point.

Midseason loans tracker: Future of five players undecided |
You always forget that some guys only get loaned in until the summer months in MLS, here are a few that could be on the way out.

Atlanta United pushes past Minnesota United 3-0 behind 2 late goals - Dirty South Soccer
A pair of stoppage time goals for Josef Martinez saw Atlanta to victory in its return home.

LA Galaxy knock off Sporting KC on the road - LAG Confidential
Zlatan returned from suspension and SKC felt it.

MLS Recap: D.C. United, Chicago Fire produce 3-3 thriller - Black And Red United
This was probably the best and wildest game of the night as DCU and Chicago put up goals.

Game Recap: Colorado Rapids 1, Philadelphia Union 1 - Burgundy Wave
Colorado's stronger play continues as they picked up a draw against a now struggling Philly side.

Real Salt Lake drops 2-1 road result in Montreal - RSL Soapbox
Despite a late goal from Sam Johnson, RSL couldn’t find an equalizer in Montreal and leaves Stade Saputo with zero points.

Postgame Pontifications: Maybe not as bad as we thought - Sounder At Heart
Seattle comes into Dallas this weekend with only a couple of losses on the season.

New England is playing catch-up after being left behind by the growth of MLS | ESPNFC
The Revolution have been stagnant for years, but after sacking Brad Friedel, the club is now playing catch-up in an MLS that's left them behind.

MLS and Liga MX announce Leagues Cup | ESPNFC
MLS and Liga MX have confirmed the creation of an annual Leagues Cup between teams from each competition. A competition no one really asked for too.