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Big D Daily: News for Monday, July 24, 2017

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FC Dallas picks up three more points on the road.

A new week following three more points for FC Dallas.

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas comes from behind to down the Montreal Impact 2-1 | Big D Soccer
Cristian Colman nets his first two goals in a MLS game. I won't lie, this is the perfect time for him to get going as we hit the back half of the season.

Brad Friedel talks grassroots, FC Dallas, and academy soccer | Big D Soccer
Friedel was in town for the Gold Cup and he sat down with one of our guys to discuss a few FCD related things.

Cristian Colman Breaks Through with First MLS Goals in 2-1 Win over Montreal | FC Dallas
The bad luck had to end at some point for Colman. For me, his positioning was always there but it was the final touch that doomed him. Thankfully these two goals could prove to be enough to get him going.

POSTGAME: Oscar Pareja on #MTLvFCD | FC Dallas
Papi was certainly pleased with the three points on the road.

// MLS //

Armchair Analyst: Return of the back 3 in full effect & more from Week 20 |
There was a ton to recap in MLS this past week given all the midweek and weekend games.

Five to sign: Crack goal-getters who can change the course of the MLS season | FourFourTwo
Everyone is always looking for that next striker to come to MLS to light things up.

From coast to coast, D.C. United caps a week to forget with loss to Houston Dynamo | Black And Red United
Houston finally got a road win last week in DC but the loss is certainly a new low for United.

Sounders vs. Earthquakes, recap: Cristian Roldan brace paves way to victory | Sounder At Heart
Seattle is starting to heat up folks. Look out for the defending champs.

Mike Petke unleashes best-ever press conference, protests PRO, referee decisions | RSL Soapbox
I know Oscar Pareja is usually quiet in how he handles press conferences but if he ever performed like Petke did over the weekend, then that would be something. Seriously though, this was great from Petke.

David Villa was tireless for NYCFC while defending across MLS looked lousy | ESPN FC
A rivalry takes root down south, printed-out photos become a thing, VAR can't come soon enough and more in this roundup of the weekend in MLS.

Landon Donovan adapting to transition from the soccer field to TV booth |
Some may not like him in the TV booth but I've grown to like it so far.

// Gold Cup //

USA v. Costa Rica, 2017 Gold Cup: What We Learned | Stars and Stripes FC
The USMNT had their best performance of the Gold Cup to date against Costa Rica in a 2-0 victory.

Was Mexico really a failure at the Gold Cup? |
You may see some crazy headlines today down in Mexico after this tournament.

MLS "has done a lot for our football," says Whitmore after Jamaica heroics |
Jamaica stunned Mexico in possibly the biggest upset in CONCACAF history.