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Big D Daily: News for Monday, August 11, 2014

Three more points in the bag as a big semifinal match looms.

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

This is going to be another busy week for FC Dallas so lets get down to some morning links to begin this Monday morning.

// FC Dallas //

Magical Michel | FCDallas.com

The Brazilian had a hand in each of the FCD goals on Saturday night. Good to see him back in form.

Special Olympics recap | FCDallas.com

Two second half goals sealed the win for FCD's SO team. This was such a fun thing to watch.

Diaz's first start was just part of the plan | MLSSoccer.com

Getting Mauro Diaz back in the starting XI was just a big part of the overall plan for Oscar Pareja this weekend.

// MLS //

Notes from Week 22 in MLS | MLSSoccer.com

The best item is saved for last as it talks about Pareja being the league's top coach this year. The last sentence is really key in this note as well. I'll let you read it and ponder it for a few while you make a comment below about it.

Rev join the pursuit of Jones | The Bent Musket

I am very curious to see if this works out for New England but Jermain Jones certainly fits a very big need for that squad.

Columbus snags U-20 star Gall | Stars and Stripes FC

This is a pretty solid get for the Crew after missing out on Mix Diskerud.

Sebastian Jaime added by RSL | RSL Soapbox

RSL added an Argentine forward just before dominating DCU this weekend. Oh boy, don't look now but RSL could be on the rise again.

Nick Rimando earns shutout record | MLSSoccer.com

Move over Kevin Hartman, there is a new shutout leader in MLS history.

Moor calls himself out after loss | MLSSoccer.com

Drew Moor isn't usually a vocal one but his comments after Saturday's game against FCD give you a sense of how bad things are for the Rapids right now.

Yedlin and Seattle aim to keep focus | Fox Soccer

It looks like DeAndre Yedlin is going away to Europe after this season but how will the Sounders respond to this change.