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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, September 29, 2021

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Another midweek game is upon us here tonight in Frisco.

MLS: Austin FC at FC Dallas Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

It is game day again here for FC Dallas as the club is getting ready to host Sporting KC tonight in Frisco. Will FC Dallas continue to improve under interim manager Marco Ferruzzi or will we see another disappointing result at home?

// FC Dallas //

SET THE STAGE: FC Dallas vs. Sporting KC | 9.29.21 | FC Dallas
While FC Dallas has had SKC's number at times as of late, that was with Luchi in charge.

// MLS //

Top young-player performances in MLS Week 27 | MLSSoccer.com
Austin's newest DP is starting to make the impact that they hoped he would.

Top 5 impact signings from the MLS Secondary Transfer Window | MLSSoccer.com
Summer signings tend to either catch on super quick for MLS teams or in most cases, they're something that you have to be patient over.

Columbus Crew balance Campeones Cup glory with playoff push | MLSSoccer.com
Columbus has been trying to push themselves through injuries, callups, and poor form this season. A win in a game like this could be a make-or-break type of thing for them.

Atlanta United owner Arthur Blank on the ‘longer period of transition’ for coaches who are new to MLS and hiring Gonzalo Pineda – The Athletic
With a shift both in the atmosphere and results around Atlanta United since Gabriel Heinze's departure, Blank assesses recent events.

Two days with Landon Donovan, the lower-division coach – The Athletic
After a legendary playing career with the USMNT and in MLS, Donovan wants to be judged as a manager on the job's own terms.

As MLS heads into week 28, what do we really know about the Western Conference? | US Soccer Players
It's tight at the top of the West between Seattle, Sporting KC, and the Colorado Rapids, with several teams seeing missed opportunities.

Jordan Morris could be available to start games this season - Sounder At Heart
Brian Schmetzer said he expects Morris to resume full training by the end of this week and to be available to start games before the end of the regular season.

Three years after controversial game, Marrufo is assigned to a Sporting KC game - The Blue Testament
As much as you want to point and say this is SKC fans whining about something dumb, you quickly see their point. Marrufo is not great.

Columbus Crew’s Lucas Zelarayan joins Armenian national team - Massive Report
I'm not gonna lie, I had to do a double-take at this one.

Josh Wolff hasn’t given up on Danny Hoesen at Austin FC | The Striker Texas
Hoesen has had a rough go of things in Austin with a hip injury that has sidelined him for a couple of months.