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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, August 24, 2017

Another game wasted.

That sour taste you have this morning is certainly from last night.

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas and Houston Dynamo play to 3-3 draw | Big D Soccer
Just when things are looking good, the team falls asleep and the game goes to hell.

FC Dallas 3, Houston Dynamo 3 | 2017 MLS Match Recap |
I think there is a fair difference in stealing a point and giving it away.

Shift in Formation Helps Spark FC Dallas Offense in 3-3 Draw with Houston Dynamo | FC Dallas
It was certainly a different look last night that brought some life to the attack. The sad truth is that it didn't last long enough.

// MLS //

VAR and missed penalty kicks can’t prevent Columbus Crew SC from victory | Massive Report
The Black & Gold got another three points at home, despite some strange events.

Another own goal, another 1-0 win for D.C. United, this time against Atlanta United | Black And Red United
DCU has two own goals in their last two games. Which also happened to be 1-0 wins.

Toronto FC 3-0 Philadelphia Union: Giovinco sets Reds on their way | Waking The Red
About as routine as it gets when it comes to this Toronto team. They're just too damn good.

Sounders at Vancouver Whitecaps, recap: Advantage squandered | Sounder At Heart
Seattle runs undefeated streak to 10 games, but they only get a draw against Vancouver this time.

RSL drowns Earthquakes 4-0 | RSL Soapbox
And with the monster win RSL is now just three points back of FCD in the playoff race. Three points.

How Portland’s back line is undermining a stellar attacking season | FourFourTwo
While Diego Valeri has thrived at one end, Caleb Porter's defense has put the postseason in doubt.

Being Honest With Ourselves: What Happened To The Fire? | Hot Time In Old Town
The shine on the Fire's strong season has worn off, just like I thought it would. Before long a team like this was going to wear down.

2017 MLS Cup final set for Dec. 9 |
That break in November between the conference semifinals and conference finals is kind of crazy how long it is.