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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, September 23, 2020

FC Dallas hits the road again tonight as they hit Atlanta.

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

We’re at the midway point here in the week as FC Dallas heads to Georgia tonight to battle Atlanta United. Before we dive into that game, we have some links to discuss.

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas releases the remainder of the 2020 schedule - Big D Soccer
All but one of FC Dallas' remaining games were revealed yesterday. I'm not sure how much I truly like having a schedule that is released a month or so at a time like this but it is just how 2020 has been.

Who should start for FC Dallas against Atlanta United? - Big D Soccer
Three straight wins have FC Dallas feeling good, but is Atlanta United going to be a trap game?

// MLS //

Three things the San Jose Earthquakes need to address to get out of their slump | Charles Boehm |
San Jose has given up 23 goals in their last seven games. That is a crazy number.

Top 5 surprises of the MLS season so far | Greg Seltzer |
This year has certainly brought out some surprises for folks as we get closer to the playoffs here.

With Erick "Cubo" Torres joining Josef Martinez out injured, what now for Atlanta United up front? |
For the second time in 2020, the question is what now for Atlanta United to fill the void up front?

OFFICIAL: Atlanta United signs Marcelino Moreno from Lanús - Dirty South Soccer
Atlanta has their new DP to replace Pity Martinez but thankfully we don't see him tonight when our squads face off.

How Nashville SC took inspiration from music, Liverpool to join MLS party in 2020 | ESPNFC
Nashville has quietly been one of the more intriguing stories of 2020, not LAFC or Atlanta big as an expansion team but certainly one that is poised to do well in this league over time.

Canadian teams facing added challenges in makeshift MLS season – The Athletic ($)
Playing in surrogate "home" cities and away from family for extended periods, the Canadian teams are feeling added uncertainties.