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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, August 25, 2016

Only a point for Dallas last night in CCL play.

MLS: Orlando City SC at FC Dallas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Two games down on this three game road trip for FC Dallas, with one big one left in Houston on Saturday.

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Harris helps seal a point for FC Dallas in Nicaragua | Big D Soccer

As you might expect, like with most Champions League games, it wasn’t pretty for the most part but at least FC Dallas got a result.

Leadership and perfect timing help FCD in CCL |

If you look at last night’s starting lineup, there were a fair amount of reserves but more importantly there were a lot of veteran faces on the field. You need that in moments like last night when the club went down early.

Who needs to step up in the final months for FCD? | Big D Soccer

One more call on this post that our staff came together for this week. FC Dallas needs a big player to step up in these final few weeks of the regular season. We offer up who we think it should be.

How Oscar Pareja rescued Victor Ulloa’s career | Dallas Morning News

This has always been a good story for FCD fans. A Homegrown player that got cut and then worked his way back thanks to a coach that knew there was still something in him to make this team.

Healthy Zimmerman is delivering for FC Dallas | Lifestyle Frisco

We all knew that having a healthy and determined Walker Zimmerman would be a good thing for the club this year. But I would argue he has been one of the team’s MVPs so far this season.

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Win over Orlando hints big things for Toronto | Waking the Red

Don’t look now but there is an Eastern Conference side up near the top of the standings. Toronto now sits only two points back of FCD in the Supporter Shield race. More importantly, they only have two road games left this season.

Lodeiro rescues point for Sounders in Houston | Sounder at Heart

Houston hosted Seattle in a midweek game (hopefully they’ll be spent after that one). There was also a call for a goal that seemed in on replays for Seattle but in the end this one stayed level at 1-1.

Galaxy pick up a draw in Chicago | LAG Confidential

Another draw on the night was up in Chicago as the Fire had a decent lead on LA at one point but the stars from the Galaxy were able to muscle their way back and get a road draw.

Union pick up win over Crew | Brotherly Game

Quietly the Philadelphia Union continue to get results.

Additional stadium renders for DCU Stadium | Black and Red United

Sound the alarm, there is a little stadium porn to look at this morning.