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Big D Daily: News for Monday, March 7, 2016

FC Dallas opens the new season strong.

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It was a good start to the season yesterday for FC Dallas as they picked up the 2-0 win.

// FC Dallas //

Zimmerman gets start despite not starting during the preseason | Dallas Morning News

One of the surprise starters yesterday was Walker Zimmerman but the center back was one of the more consistent players against the Union. Not to mention he got quite a shiner in the first half.

Zimmerman ecstatic to get things going in 2016 |

And here is even more on Zimmerman and his big day yesterday for the club.

FCD bust out hilarious goal celebration | Fox Soccer

I know we're already pumped to use this as a GIF this season.

FCD pleased with the complete effort in season opener |

There was definitely a lot to be happy with in the season opener from the play of Carlos Gruezo, to the shutout, to how well the offense looked at times.

Union run down by FCD in opener |

Here is a little more from the Union side of things as they talk about how much the speed of FCD hurt them on Sunday.

OKC falls in rematch with FC Dallas reserves | News OK

Following the game yesterday was another friendly with USL affiliate OKC. FCD was able to pick up another win with goals from Carlos Lizarazo and academy player Augustin Jara.

// MLS //

MLS sets record for goals in opening weekend |

There were a lot of wild games to start things off yesterday from the 4-3 craziness in Chicago to LA winning 4-1 late last night.

Orlando comes from two goals down in stoppage time to get draw | The Mane Land

One of the craziest games yesterday had to be in Orlando where the Lions were down 2-0 going into stoppage time. Somehow, some way, RSL imploded and Orlando got a draw out of it all.

Timbers and Crew deliver on MLS Cup rematch |

Another fun game yesterday was in Portland as we got a rematch of last year's MLS Cup. Once again the Timbers came out on top in this one but the Crew definitely had a pretty goal scored.

NYCFC won but where does Lampard fit in? |

Ah, the fun question that continues to pop up with this club, where and what to do with Frank Lampard.

Behind the ambition rankings |

Grant Wahl released his annual rankings of sorts last week but thankfully he finally dove more into how he got to where he did with his rankings. Some very interesting stuff in the FCD side of things.