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Big D Daily: News for Monday, September 12, 2016

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FC Dallas now quickly turns to the USOC finals.

MLS: Colorado Rapids at FC Dallas Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

We’ll do our best to get over Saturday night as quickly as we can around here. Tomorrow’s US Open Cup final is too big not to overlook.

// FC Dallas //

19-game home unbeaten streak snapped | Big D Soccer

It wasn’t just the lack of quality in the attack that did FCD in, it was Colorado clogged the midfield and had a really organized defense in front of Tim Howard too.

Chalkboard: A forgettable night | Big D Soccer

If you didn’t fall asleep in the first half, you probably woke up to the 1-0 scoreline and didn’t know what to think.

Six FCD U-16s called into national team | FCDallas.com

Here are six more names to begin familiarizing yourself with.

FCD: We weren’t overlooking Colorado | MLSSoccer.com

When the lineups came out it sure seemed like it. It seemed even more the case when Michael Barrios and Mauro Diaz quickly came off the bench in the second half too.

Rapids hand FCD first home loss in over a year | Goal.com

A gritty road win may be the best way to describe how the Rapids won this one too.

Where are they now: Dallas Burn’s 97 USOC winners | FourFourTwo

A nice little look at the club that last won a trophy for this franchise.

// MLS //

Week 27 analyst: LD returns and more | MLSSoccer.com

Matt Doyle’s weekly recap talks a lot about Landon Donovan’s return to the field this weekend and more from around the league. Nice little shout out to our own Jason Poon in this piece as well for his Dallas-Colorado thoughts.

United stages escape and wins Atlantic Cup | Black and Red United

It has been a wild season for DC United. But their 2-2 draw yesterday showed me that they could be one of those tricky teams to deal with come playoff time.

Road draw keeps Sounders hopes alive | Sounder at Heart

Seattle continues to battle in the West as that race between them, Portland, Vancouver, San Jose and SKC is starting to be a good one.

Timbers warming up at the right time | Goal.com

On the flip side, the defending MLS Cup champs look terrible one week and then look like what you’d expect a defending champion to look like the next week.

Donovan still has plenty to prove for LA | FourFourTwo

In 10 minutes or so last night for LA, LD showed he has a little rust to kick off before he will be himself again.