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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, May 12, 2021

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There are a ton of games tonight in MLS, but FC Dallas isn’t included in any of them.

MLS: Houston Dynamo at FC Dallas Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The week is at the midway point here as FC Dallas continues to get ready for a weekend trip to Minnesota. The Loons are going to be busy tonight as they are playing in one of several games on a busy MLS midweek slate too.

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SET THE STAGE: FC Dallas vs. Minnesota United | 5.15.21 | FC Dallas
FC Dallas looks for their first road win of the season as they head to Minnesota this weekend.

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Top 5 young-player performances in Week 4 | MLSSoccer.com
No FC Dallas players on this week's list here but there is a healthy amount of Caden Clark talk.

The Wondo Chronicles: Analyzing the enduring greatness of the Quakes striker | MLSSoccer.com
Chris Wondolowski knows he’s 38. He knows that 38-year-old strikers aren’t supposed to bag braces off the bench on a Friday night. But he doesn’t care. We know that he doesn’t care because that’s exactly what he did in San Jose's 2-1 win over Real Salt Lake this past weekend.

Report: LA Galaxy chasing another player from France | MLSSoccer.com
I know the Galaxy have liked their French players in the past but this one doesn't seem to fit their normal mold of overpriced veterans. Maybe that is a good thing.

FC Cincinnati nears deal for U.S. defender Geoff Cameron - ESPNFC
Ex-USMNT defender Geoff Cameron is close to signing with MLS side FC Cincinnati, a move that would likely boost the Cincy backline.

Why Columbus has angered fans after dropping 'Crew' from its name | ESPNFC
The #SaveTheCrew movement kept MLS's first team in Columbus, but it will need to be brought out of retirement to undo a heavily criticized rebrand.

A full rebrand by Columbus Crew ownership was one risk too many - Massive Report
The Black & Gold’s risk-taking approach worked... until it didn’t with their rebrand.

The battles for control of Atlanta United – The Athletic
Since the very beginning, Atlanta United has been rife with power struggles that have colored both its successes and failures.

Earthquakes' Jackson Yueill growing into USMNT role – The Athletic
The midfielder's time under Matias Almeyda in San Jose has enabled to carve out a role for his club, and possibly also for his country.

Seating expansion, vaccinated sections another ‘milestone’ on return to normal - Sounder At Heart
I actually really like how Seattle has handled their stadium capacity stuff during the pandemic. Whereas most are just saying 'let's open it all back up' regardless of vaccines.