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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, September 14, 2021

FC Dallas has a random Tuesday night game to deal with in New Jersey tonight.

MLS: San Jose Earthquakes at FC Dallas Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

These quick turnarounds are sneaky fast during this time of the season. FC Dallas has a game tonight in New Jersey as they take on NYCFC. We’ll get our game thread up for everyone to join in here in a couple of hours but first, we have some links to discuss.

// FC Dallas //

Report: Serie A clubs want to sign FC Dallas forward Ricardo Pepi |
Yeah, we don't know which team stepped up to say these things but it is something we need to continue to get used to seeing here.

FC Dallas Homegrown Justin Che Named to's Week 24 Team of the Week | FC Dallas
The FCD Homegrown players continue to shine on this season and are earning the honors for it.

SET THE STAGE: FC Dallas vs. New York City FC | 9.14.21 | FC Dallas
The good news is this game is at Red Bull Arena (bigger field) instead of Yankee Stadium. But, a quick turnaround is not desired here.

// MLS //

27 Takeaways: One observation on every MLS team after Week 24 |
As the comments on this one say for FCD, the next three games (all on the road) will make or break this season.

"We want to get to a final": Seattle Sounders eager for Leagues Cup test vs. Santos Laguna |
As they look to solidify their perch atop the Western Conference table, the Seattle Sounders are one game away from competing for another trophy.

MVP contender? Nashville SC star Hany Mukhtar is "achieving his true potential" |
I think what is most impressive about Nashville at the moment is the fact that they've only lost a pair of games this season. Mukhtar is definitely one of the seasons for that.

Las Vegas as an MLS expansion target | US Soccer Players
A look at how Las Vegas has quickly emerged as an expansion target for Major League Soccer and is already a site for high-profile games.

One Big Tree: Refocused, Revitalized... and Resurgent? - Stumptown Footy
Has Portland found a way to get back on track this season? Right now, it appears they are at least in the thick of things.

Chicharito praises LA Galaxy season so far, feels best is yet to come - LAG Confidential
As he returns to fitness, Chicharito expresses confidence ahead of the matchup with Houston Dynamo.