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Big D Daily: News for Monday, March 14, 2016

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Let's just forget about Saturday, shall we?

Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports

There is no way around it, FC Dallas looked like crap on Saturday.

// FC Dallas //

Despite blowout, FCD still has shot at El Capitan | Dallas Morning News

Silver lining I suppose? There are two more games in this series this season to help determine the Texas Derby but boy did Houston get out in front of things quickly.

Pareja stands behind Gonzalez after loss | MLSSoccer.com

It definitely was one of those games that showed how young Jesse Gonzalez was but some of it wasn't on him as much as it was on his defense in front of him.

// MLS //

Dynamo's defense shows improvement | Goal.com

A little more from our game as the Houston defense shut us out on Saturday. I still think it was more about what FCD didn't do after the first couple of goals more than what Houston's defense did do.

Week two analyst | MLSSoccer.com

There was plenty of interesting notes to discuss from NYCFC's formation (a 3-4-3) to Portland, LA, Seattle and Vancouver all losing. It was one of those wild weekends in MLS that made you have to stop and remind yourself that it is only week two.

Darron Mattocks on the move to Portland | Stumptown Footy

Let me just say, this move kind of makes me sick to my stomach. That adds a ton of firepower to the Portland attack and also gives Caleb Porter another Akron guy at his disposal. Still, Mattocks out of Vancouver is a good thing for his career as he was definitely not used in a way that I think Porter will.

Yes, the Rapids really beat LA | Burgundy Wave

Our colleagues up in Denver really do crack me up sometimes. It is almost as though they were expecting to go 0-34-0 this season with this kind of attitude.

Impact run all over New York at home | Mount Royal Soccer

Montreal is kind of, almost scary good at the moment. I know we're two weeks in but they truly do look like the best team in MLS to me at the moment. And they have been doing it without some of their key guys.

NYCFC's new formation shows promise | Goal.com

Yes, a 3-4-3, which did end up looking more like a 3-6-1 by the end of things did the job to get a point on Sunday against Toronto FC.

German rookies in MLS begin the un-European start to their careers | Goal.com

I knew there was one German drafted this year in Timo Pitter but I had no idea there were four others along side him. Very interesting that we're getting an influx of young European players out of the college system these days.