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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, September 5, 2019

FC Dallas moves forward here in training as they look forward to a weekend off from league play.

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

We’re almost through the shortened holiday week here as FC Dallas is getting set to take a weekend off during the international break.

// FC Dallas //

How Ryan Hollingshead became FC Dallas’ most important player - Big D Soccer
Despite consecutive mediocre seasons, Ryan Hollingshead is putting in a career year and resuscitating FC Dallas’ playoff hopes

FC Dallas vs FC Cincinnati: Player Ratings - Big D Soccer
FC Dallas had a convincing win against FC Cincinnati. So let us see who made it possible.

A Closer Look at the Final Stretch of the 2019 Playoff Race | FC Dallas
We took a deep dive into the schedule earlier this week, but here is a little more on what is all at stake this month.

FC Dallas' Reggie Cannon looking to build off strong Gold Cup | Pro Soccer USA
FC Dallas right back Reggie Cannon is looking to build off a strong Gold Cup performance in the USMNT's September friendlies.

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Warshaw: Benching a star player is perilous, but sometimes the right call | MLSsoccer.com
Sometimes your star needs a mental break. Sometimes he just needs rest.

MLS Defender of the Year race: Ike Opara the current favorite? | MLSsoccer.com
I think we need to see more love thrown Hollingshead, Hedges or Ziegler's way here but I can't argue too much with this list.

D.C. United reportedly re-signs winger Yamil Asad - Black And Red United
The Black and Red bring a familiar face back for the rest of the year, though it sounds like he'll spend some time in the USL first.

Is Marc Dos Santos Still “The Man” for the Vancouver Whitecaps? - Eighty Six Forever
Vancouver has been pretty bad all season long but is Dos Santos really to blame? Yeah, maybe.

Player substitution tantrums is one of soccer’s greatest joys - SBNation.com
Petulant soccer players are always funny. They just are.

Jordan Morris enjoying a career year - Sounder At Heart
Morris is finally showing up to be the player we all hoped he would be a couple of years ago.

MLS fans suspended for Iron Front flag | ESPNFC
A "handful" of Timbers Army fans have been banned from attending games at Providence Park for three matches.

What Chicharito's move means for MLS | US Soccer Players
I think we have to face the facts, he's not coming to MLS. Possibly ever.

LAFC with and without Carlos Vela | US Soccer Players
Carlos Vela missed LAFC's home game against Minnesota United and the 2-0 loss is now resonating for the best club in Major League Soccer.