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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, August 29, 2019

FC Dallas looks to get ready for a weekend visit from expansion side Cincinnati.

The week rolls in to Thursday here as we get ready for another weekend home game for FC Dallas.

// FC Dallas //

Is Zdenek Ondrasek’s scoring sustainable for FC Dallas? - Big D Soccer
Three goals in two games feels like a solid run, but will it last? Our staff comes together to discuss what we see in Cobra.

Three FC Dallas players earn US Men’s National Team call-ups - Big D Soccer
Three FCD Homegrown players are going up to the national team.

Paxton Pomykal Receives First Senior U.S. Men's National Team Call-Up | FC Dallas
Pomykal gets his first call from the senior national team, which is much deserved.

Victor Ulloa Makes His FC Dallas Return for the First Time as an Opponent | FC Dallas
It will certainly be weird to see Vic (and to a lesser degree Roland) back at Toyota Stadium in a different uniform.

NFL kicker Josh Lambo discusses why he was cut by FC Dallas |
The former keeper recalls how FCD cut him. I gotta say though, it was a drastically different time in MLS when he was around too, not to mention the coaching staff wasn't as concerned with their keeper situation back then either.

// MLS //

Montreal Impact 2, Vancouver Whitecaps 1 | 2019 MLS Match Recap |
Montreal got a boost to their playoff hopes from an old FCD face in Maxi Urruti.

LAFC's Vela agreed to join Barcelona in January | ESPNFC
Interesting...things come together and fall apart in this sport all the time so I guess it worked out the best for everyone that this deal fell apart.

MLS Cup back on ABC for first time since 2008 | ESPNFC
This is kind of a huge deal for MLS to get their Cup final on ABC over ESPN or FS1.

Nashville's DP move | US Soccer Players
Nashville SC has plenty of examples to consider when building a squad, which makes the move for Hany Mukhtar as the club's first DP interesting.

New Colorado Rapids manager Robin Fraser drawing comparison to Patrick Vieira | Pro Soccer USA
According to winger Jonathan Lewis, new Colorado Rapids coach Robin Fraser draws comparisons with former NYCFC boss Patrick Vieira.

// USMNT //

Seltzer: Top 5 USMNT roster snubs for September friendlies |
I'm glad someone feels the way we do about Ryan Hollingshead here.

Armchair Analyst: At long last, USMNT's future begins to arrive |
The future is indeed now with the way Berhalter is building his roster for September.

Berhalter 'disappointed' by MLS FIFA window games | ESPNFC
U.S. manager Gregg Berhalter said he is "a little bit disappointed" at MLS teams playing in the international window. But can he really be surprised by it after coaching through it himself?

ASN article: A look a Berhalter's USMNT roster for the September friendlies
A lot of good talk about Paxton in this one as well as we get a deep dive into the roster.