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Big D Daily: News for Monday, August 15, 2016

FC Dallas remains on top after a draw with SKC.

MLS: Sporting KC at FC Dallas Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

After a wild weekend in MLS, FC Dallas still remains on top.

// FC Dallas //

Chalkboard: Missed chances could haunt FCD | Big D Soccer

Our chalkboard breakdown of Saturday’s game took a closer look at all of those missed chances that Maxi Urruti had. But of course he scored on that weird bicycle kick.

FCD VP talks tickets, sellouts and more | Big D Soccer

Another call for this piece that we were able to get for you all. Tickets are always a hot topic and while the marketing that the club does isn’t always the best, I do think it is moving forward.

Pareja proud of the team’s discipline | Dallas Morning News

Even though Atiba Harris is picking up yellow cards like no other these days, the rest of the team does seem to find a way out of the red card situation this year. Which is definitely a plus.

Fortress Frisco: FCD extends streak to 18 games |

I do love seeing how the players enjoy making Toyota Stadium a fortress. They certainly take great pride in that.

Dwyer brace helps SKC escape Frisco with a point | The Blue Testament

On the other side of things is how SKC got two goals out of Dom Dwyer on Saturday night. That folks is a forward who knows how to score from about anywhere.

// MLS //

Analyst: Bedoya fits in Philly and other Week 23 notes |

There was plenty to chew on in this weekend from around MLS. Lots of goals scored with wild results in Columbus, a blow out in Philly, draws with the top western teams.

Sounders continue to impress with Liderio |

Watching Seattle and RSL last night, I kept having this thought that this Seattle team would sneak into the playoffs.

Timbers not dwelling in defeat |

One result that was interesting and worth pointing out was the 2-0 loss by Portland in DC on Saturday. For every game that Portland looks good this year, they immediately take a step or two back with one like this.

Villa and NYC continue to go for glory | FourFourTwo

Anyone watch the final five minutes or so in Columbus with the Crew and NYCFC? Go do it because it was bananas.

First VAR decision in soccer history | Once a Metro

We discuss on Friday morning that the USL would have the first look at video replay and Friday night’s Orlando-NY game had a couple uses of it. Really interesting development for the game, one that will definitely take some time to work the kinks out too.

And finally:

Keeper encroachment or smart play by Yuri Movsisyan?