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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, September 11, 2019

There are some big games tonight across MLS.

MLS: Houston Dynamo at FC Dallas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

We’re at the midway point in our week here as FC Dallas is getting players back from the international break before they head off to Chicago.

// FC Dallas //

Paxton Pomykal Makes U.S. National Team Debut in 1-1 Draw with Uruguay | FC Dallas
While Reggie Cannon got another start for the US, we got to see Paxton come off the bench in the second half! Woo!

FC Dallas' FIFA 20 Player Ratings | FC Dallas
Any surprises here? I know some guys are missing but nothing really stands out to me. Then again, I haven't really played FIFA in a few years.

// MLS //

Bogert: Three playoff-defining games out West and more on Wednesday | MLSsoccer.com
Three big Western Conference games tonight in league play. All have playoff implications on them, and all could be great if they ended in a draw for FCD folks.

// USMNT //

Warshaw: What worked, and what didn't, for the US national team vs. Uruguay | MLSsoccer.com
It was better than the ugly loss to Mexico but there was still a lot that didn't work for me last night.

Berhalter: Uruguay draw another "good step" in US national team's progress | MLSsoccer.com
A good step sure, but against some of the better sides in the world, the US still has a long ways to go.

2019 September Friendly recap - USA 1-1 Uruguay: If they don’t win it’s a shame - Stars and Stripes FC
A draw in a friendly isn't bad, but the US really needed a rebound win after last Friday.

ASN article: U.S. U-17, U-20, U-23 teams yield solid results in September window
The youth national teams had a pretty good September though. Lots of FCD faces at these camps too.

ASN article: Ajax's Mendez part of U-23 team motivated to return to Olympics
Mendez is one of those guys you gotta keep an eye on here in the coming months/years.