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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, September 22, 2020

FC Dallas returns to the road tomorrow night in Atlanta.

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MLS: FC Dallas at Sporting Kansas City Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The week continues forward here as FC Dallas prepares for their Wednesday night clash in Atlanta.

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Who was FC Dallas’ top player in wins over Colorado and Kansas City? - Big D Soccer
SIX POINTS! What a week for FC Dallas. Which player deserves a vote for Workhorse of the Week?

Franco Jara and Santiago Mosquera Named to MLS Team of the Week | FC Dallas
If you end up scoring lots of goals in a single week, you tend to end up on the league's team of the week list.

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Houston Dynamo GM Matt Jordan on the transfer of Alberth Elis and what's next | Tom Bogert |
Houston finally let Alberth Elis go, now the fun part for them is finding his replacement.

26 takeaways from around MLS after Week 12 | Steve Zakuani |
Very positive comments on how FC Dallas did in KC in this one. Plus the breakdown of every other MLS club is also worth a read here too.

Columbus Crew SC: No coincidence that Gyasi Zardes is "one of the best in the league" |
With Gyasi Zardes on a scoring tear and firmly in the MVP race, his teammates and coach say his success is no surprise.

Earthquakes boss Miguel Almeyda admits gulf in talent vs. MLS big clubs | ESPNFC
Earthquakes coach Matias Almeyda admitted that there is a gulf in quality between his team and recent opponents following a string of bad losses.

Good and bad as MLS enters phase two | US Soccer Players
A look at three teams doing well in this unlikely Major League Soccer season and three struggling as the schedule moves into phase two of the restart.

How MLS can strengthen its already-existing diversity hiring initiative – The Athletic ($)
Two groups of current and former players along with a leading expert recommend more accountability for hiring practices.

Five more wild guesses at the next Red Bulls manager - Once A Metro
A legendary ex-MetroStar? A recently-sacked Premier League standout? A low profile monk from the Red Bull network? Here are a few more possible routes New York could go in selecting a new head coach.

One thought on Atlanta United not being able to move forward without hiring a permanent manager - Dirty South Soccer
Things in Atlanta seem so weird when you stack it up against the first couple of seasons there.