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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Let’s find a nice way to move on from the latest loss.

MLS: FC Dallas at Atlanta United FC Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports

Gear up folks, these next few weeks could be pretty bumpy if they go the way Sunday went for FC Dallas.

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas can’t have a defensive performance like this in the playoffs | Big D Soccer
"The kids" are not getting many chances to show off what they can do these days as our current main group is struggling.

View from the East: Grand Opening | Big D Soccer
By ‘Grand Opening’, we mean our defensive line.

Post Atlanta: Maybe this FC Dallas team just isn’t that good | Big D Soccer
I've been battling this question in my head for some time but Sunday's loss made me say it out loud.

Scratching the Chalkboard: FC Dallas defense is in shambles | Big D Soccer
The club cannot stop making mistakes as Atlanta pours in three goals on Sunday.

Three Takeaways from FC Dallas' 3-0 Loss to Atlanta United FC | FC Dallas
FCD, like many teams, struggles when chasing a game. If they don't score first, they run themselves ragged chasing the game.

// MLS //

Pipa, pirouettes and the Boot race: What you may have missed in MLS Week 27 |
In another full week of league play, there was a lot that happened that you may have missed.

Atlanta United makes most of new stadium, though boost wore off for Orlando | ESPN FC
The electricity of Atlanta United's new stadium translated to a dominant win, but as Orlando found out, it's what happens next that matters.

The MLS Wrap: Diego Valeri making MVP case |
The Timbers playmaker is playing the best soccer of his career, and it has Portland leading the West and Valeri in the MLS MVP running.

MLS-USMNT relationship is more complicated, and difficult, than ever | FourFourTwo
Despite massive investment, the path for young domestic talent in MLS remains problematic as we've seen lately with KC's Erick Palmer-Brown.

VAR may complicate Sounders’ ability to challenge Roman Torres’ red card | Sounder At Heart
While you can question the call itself, the time is ticking on Seattle's chance to appeal it.

Jordan Morris injury update: MRI scheduled for Monday | Sounder At Heart
No official word yet on how the MRI went or how long he'll be out but I would imagine he won't play this weekend in Frisco.