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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, September 18, 2019

A big game looms on the schedule tonight for FC Dallas in Seattle.

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

It is game day around here again folks, the last midweek game of the regular season to boot for FC Dallas as they are in Seattle tonight.

// FC Dallas //

Who should start for FC Dallas against the Seattle Sounders? - Big D Soccer
After a pretty ugly loss in Chicago, FC Dallas now has a quick turn around in Seattle.

FC Dallas re-signs Ryan Hollingshead to a new two-year contract - Big D Soccer
I think we can all agree that this is a great thing the club did.

Ryan Hollingshead Reacts and Responds to His Contract Extension | FC Dallas
I think that Hollingshead is getting closer and closer to that club legend status.

Stats show FC Dallas' Ryan Hollingshead is a top fullback in MLS |
You gotta love the numbers Ryan has put up this year too.

Reggie Cannon: Trip to Seattle Sounders will decide playoff fate for FC Dallas |
The pressure is on FC Dallas to get maximum points, or close to it, from all four remaining games should they want to climb back into the Western Conference picture for the Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs.

// MLS //

Which teams are most improved since 2018? Year-over-year points explain |
Ekk, FCD has regressed a bit more in terms of points based on last year than I thought. But a new coach, new system and a ton of young players would do that.

Bogert: Vital points, playoff implications abound in three MLS games Wednesday |
We need at least a point in our game and hopefully a loss by Portland while we're at it.

Columbus Crew announce details to downtown stadium groundbreaking event - Massive Report
I almost forgot about the Crew and their new stadium, so this is great to see.

Ex-boss sues Real Salt Lake for nearly $700K | ESPNFC
I don't want to say he'll never coach in MLS again...but yeah, I don't think he'll ever coach in MLS again.

Could MLS, Liga MX actually merge in the future? MLB might provide the blueprint | ESPNFC
Eh, no. Please don't go down this route. While I applaud the idea, I just don't like how this would even work. At least not right now.