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Big D Daily: News for Friday, September 25, 2020

FC Dallas welcomes in a familiar face (or two really) this weekend.

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MLS: FC Dallas at Atlanta United FC Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

The week is nearly over here as FC Dallas is back at home this weekend to host Oscar Pareja and Orlando City for the lone meeting of 2020.

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Sources: FC Dallas to receive solidarity payment from Weston McKennie transfer to Juventus | Tom Bogert |
Good to see FC Dallas pick up some solid money on McKennie's move to Italy.

Breaking Down FC Dallas' Remaining Schedule | FC Dallas
The next couple of weeks will really be a big indicator as to how well this club may end up being this season.

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Giovanni Savarese worked his magic in Portland Timbers Cascadia win, Chicago Fire find their goals and more from Week 13 | Steve Zakuani |
While Portland looked to be knocked down a peg after Blanco's injury, they found a way to surprise their main rivals.

Armchair Analyst: Grading all 26 MLS teams at the 2020 season midway point |
It does feel weird to think that this is the midway point in 2020 but it is what this year is I guess. Nice grades for FCD though.

Columbus Crew SC's Gyasi Zardes, for too long a scapegoat, deserves our appreciation | Charles Boehm |
Certain perceptions have proved extraordinarily persistent even as Gyasi Zardes has matured into a dependable, productive professional before our collective eyes, writes Charles Boehm.

Nashville Soccer Club Announces Training Complex Location in South Nashville | Nashville SC
Good to see another club get a training complex plan in place here.

How MLS and its clubs are getting creative in order to sell more players abroad – The Athletic ($)
It's been two years since MLS declared its aim to become a "selling league," and progress is being made. There are lots of interesting details about Reggie Cannon's recent sell in this one too.