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Big D Daily: News for Monday, September 14, 2015

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Nothing like starting off a week after another win.

Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

The wins keep coming for FC Dallas as they downed NYCFC on Saturday.

// FC Dallas //

After 50 consecutive starts, Ulloa misses NYCFC game with knee problem | Dallas Morning News

The gamble not to have Victor Ulloa on Saturday nearly didn't pay off but if there was ever a game worth holding him out from, it may have been that one.

Michel puts in star performance in first start since June | FCDallas.com

While I wasn't too upset with Michel starting on Saturday, I do hope this is something we only see every few weeks. Too many good teams in MLS know how to deal with his ability to turn the ball over.

Michel's Olimpico highlights his return to the lineup | MLSSoccer.com

We've been waiting all season for Michel to do something good on a set piece. I guess not starting for a couple months has given him plenty of practice time on the dead ball.

// MLS //

Week 28 thoughts and more | MLSSoccer.com

Matt Doyle checks in from the weekend to discuss the losses that teams like SKC and TFC went through this weekend. Good stuff to look at with SKC, who happens to be FCD's next opponent.

Kamara leads MVP race after another brace | ESPNFC.com

Two more goals have pushed Kei Kamara to 20 goals on the season. Super impressive. Also, this one takes a good look at how some big teams are struggling right now in a key point in the season.

Galaxy's mini slump opens Supporters' Shield door | Goal.com

So glad FCD decided not to lay an egg against another bad team on Saturday because they're inching their way closer to a trophy.

Thrown to the Lions, SKC falls 3-1 | The Blue Testament

Orlando has been a tough place to go for some teams this year and SKC found out just how tough it can be last night. Oh, and Dom Dwyer is out for our game with them on Friday thanks to that late red card.

Ralfball pushes players to be creative | Once a Metro

New York nearly didn't come away with points this weekend when they hosted Chicago. But a second half surge thanks to some creative players helped matters out.

Is Gerrard happy in LA? | LAG Confidential

Uh-oh. Is another big name not happy in MLS? Where have we seen this before?

Houston goes on the attack but still falls to RSL at home | Dynamo Theory

Here is your reminder to point and laugh at Houston.

And just for fun...

I won't lie, I love me some Frank Lampard but this image perfectly sums up how things with NYCFC are going.