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Big D Daily: News for Friday, September 13, 2019

FC Dallas lands in the Windy City to take on the Fire this weekend.

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

The week is nearly over here as FC Dallas heads to Chicago to battle the Fire this weekend as they look to secure a playoff spot.

// FC Dallas //

Who should start for FC Dallas against the Chicago Fire? - Big D Soccer
FC Dallas returns to action after the international break with a big game against the Fire. Does Luchi need to make any big changes outside of figuring out who to fill in for Bryan Acosta?

The Brimstone Cup: The Rivalry that Lives Through the Fans | FC Dallas
I feel like I ask this every year, but is this still a rivalry? I kind of think time has passed by enough that the 'heat' in this Brimstone Cup has gone away.

Ryan Hollingshead showing leadership behind the scenes for FC Dallas | Pro Soccer USA
Along with Matt Hedges and Reto Ziegler, Ryan Hollingshead has emerged as a leader for FC Dallas and a big fan favorite as well.

// MLS //

Armchair Analyst: One big question for each MLS team, revisited |
Doyle had questions for each team back at the beginning of the year and his FCD one is still the big one to answer, though Cobra is starting to help out.

Warshaw: LA Galaxy risk making wrong kind of history if they miss playoffs |
If they don’t reach the postseason, there’s no way to mince words about their season: Warshaw thinks it would be the biggest failure in league history.

The Fire Will Have A High Bar To Clear At Soldier Field - Hot Time In Old Town
This past weekend’s sold out Liga MX friendly shows leaves the Fire with no excuses as they look to move back into a NFL venue.

MLS president Mark Abbott Q&A: Expanding league, next broadcast deal and a 4th DP | Pro Soccer USA
MLS president and deputy commissioner Mark Abbott spoke frankly and optimistically about the state of the league.