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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, September 4, 2019

The bye week rolls on for FC Dallas as they lose several players to the national teams.

MLS: FC Cincinnati at FC Dallas Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports

We’re already at the midway point in this week as we have several more days to go until the next FC Dallas game.

// FC Dallas //

September Outlook: A look at the four FC Dallas games coming up - Big D Soccer
Five games to go on the season with a lot of questions still left to be answered for Luchi Gonzalez and company.

One-on-One presented by Toyota: Reggie Cannon | FC Dallas
Reggie Cannon talks about his season, the call-up to the U.S. Men's National Team, his mindset and changing through the season, pushing towards playoffs, and his veteran personality and leadership role as he's grown.

ASN article: In the midst of a strong 2019, Cannon eyes rematch vs. Mexico
Reggie continues to pick up national team love here this year and he's hoping to get some redemption this week.

Paxton Pomykal on first USMNT call: 'This is just the beginning' | Pro Soccer USA
It is just the beginning for Paxton and the national team as he gets his first crack at things on that level this week.

// MLS //

Ilsinho insanity: Dazzling numbers drive home value of Philly's supersub |
The Brazilian's "it factor" is easier to feel than describe. And yet, the stats also bear out his phenomenal on-field impact

Latest FiveThirtyEight projections offer hint at MLS Cup Playoffs bracket |
FCD's chances still look a bit slim here even though the stats think they'll get to 50 points this year. Which won't be enough in a crowded Western Conference.

Which teams are most improved since 2018? Year-over-year points explain |
FCD is down on points compared to last year but there are still games to be played.

Bogert: Why the Philadelphia Union can win MLS Cup |
The Philadelphia Union are no longer the quiet side that you forget about come October, they're making a name for themselves here this season.

Sanchez keen on MLS once time in Europe ends | ESPNFC
Inter Milan forward Alexis Sanchez has said he hopes to play in the United States once his time in Europe is over. So, yay?

The changing Eastern Conference | US Soccer Players
Philadelphia beating Atlanta United shuffled the top of the Eastern Conference table, but it's 2nd-place NYCFC with the points per game advantage.