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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Time to move on as quickly as we can from the Chicago loss with Seattle looming tomorrow night.

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

We’re all doing our best to move on from last weekend’s rough FC Dallas game in Chicago as the team gets set to leave for Seattle later today.

// FC Dallas //

Three things we learned in FC Dallas’ 4-0 loss to the Chicago Fire - Big D Soccer
The result has some of us around here thinking about 2020 already.

Who was FC Dallas’ top player in their loss to the Chicago Fire? - Big D Soccer
Not a result that brings us joy. Did any FC Dallas player earn your vote this week?

East Stand View: Turn It Off? - Big D Soccer
This was one of those matches that even the more hardcore fans would stop watching.

TRAINING TALK: Luchi and Players Talk About the Defense and Preparing for Seattle | 9.18.19 | FC Dallas
Head coach Luchi Gonzalez, Reggie Cannon and Edwin Cerrillo talk about the defensive record this season, the struggle of the past few games, and regaining that solidity against Seattle.

// MLS //

Warshaw: 24 takeaways from Week 28 |
Warshaw goes into how Hedges and Ziegler have been the unmistakable stars for FCD this season. I can't disagree with that even if they were pretty bad last Saturday.

Good news for NYCFC, LA Galaxy in FiveThirtyEight's latest MLS projections |
So it is really going to come down to FCD, Portland and San Jose for those final spots in the West. Honestly, San Jose's schedule looks rough and Portland never seems to be what you'd expect out of them.

How the playoff races are shaping up in Week 28 |
Here is a deeper look at the actual races and what is going on in each conference.

Owner: Fire will benefit from Soldier Field return | ESPNFC
New Chicago Fire owner Joe Mansueto says making the team more accessible to soccer fans in the city will drive the team's outreach.

Chicago in contention and transition | US Soccer Players
With a new investor/operator and a move back to Soldier Field for 2020, the Chicago Fire can still make the playoffs this season.

MLS playoff picture: Can Zlatan carry the Galaxy to the postseason? | ESPNFC
With Decision Day looming, the MLS playoff picture is coming into focus. So who's postseason bound and whose seasons are already over?

Rooney says U.S. players in MLS are 'underpaid' | ESPNFC
D.C. United star Wayne Rooney has called for Major League Soccer to increase wages of American players.

ASN article: RBNY woes, Dallas dissappoints, Minnesota surges, plus 5 American stand outs
One more look at last weekend as there were plenty of interesting results across the league.

Living on the edge of the MLS playoffs | US Soccer Players
The LA Galaxy may have beaten Sporting Kansas City 7-2 in week 28, but both teams are struggling to make the playoffs in Major League Soccer.