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Big D Daily: News for Monday, September 18, 2017

Another draw on the books for FC Dallas as the winless streak pushes to nine.

MLS: Seattle Sounders FC at FC Dallas Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Another week to start off following a disappointing result for FC Dallas.

// FC Dallas //

Scratching the Chalkboard: How can Dallas rescue their spiraling season? | Big D Soccer
We've been calling for a few new faces to find their way into the lineup lately but Oscar Pareja seems content on riding this out.

FC Dallas shuts out Seattle Sounders in 0-0 draw | Big D Soccer
The streak continues for FC Dallas as their winless count hits nine in a row.

CARTER'S CORNER: Bittersweet Draw for FC Dallas vs. Seattle Sounders FC | FC Dallas
A clean sheet is one thing but with so few games left, all points are vital.

Draw vs. Seattle Sounders FC a Bittersweet Result for FC Dallas Team Still in Search of a Win | FC Dallas
Another game down without a win. I'm running out of things to say about this streak.

Commentary: Summer swoon has silenced FC Dallas' grand ambitions | MLSsoccer.com
A quiet locker room after a scoreless draw is pretty common but this group has gone from lively (even in losses) to down right quiet.

Fernando Clavijo on friendship with Brian Schmetzer that goes back to indoor days | Soccer America
We've heard of this story before but since Seattle and Dallas hadn't played one another this season, the two weren't able to get together like this to talk over the good ol' days until now.

// MLS //

Armchair Analyst: West madness, academic in the East & more from Week 28 | MLSsoccer.com
How good is TFC these days? Good may not even be the right adjective.

Best No. 9 in MLS? Atlanta United rave about "game-changer" Josef Martinez | MLSsoccer.com
Martinez is exactly the type of DP that you want in this league. Young, exciting and so damn good.

4 things we learned from Atlanta United’s draw in front of MLS record crowd | Dirty South Soccer
That was certainly a sight to see in Atlanta on Saturday afternoon. A massive crowd (new league record) and a wild game.

How do players stay motivated at the end of the season when playoffs are out of reach? | Burgundy Wave
While Colorado isn't totally eliminated from contention, it seems pretty obvious that they won't be in the post season this year.

RSL hold on for 2-1 win over Portland | RSL Soapbox
Don't look now, but RSL is above FCD in the standings after this result.

WATCH: Diego Valeri sets MLS record with his head! | Stumptown Footy
I have to admit, this is a pretty cool record to break.

Twellman: Atlanta are what MLS should look like | ESPN FC
Taylor Twellman says Atlanta United, still in their first season, are setting the standard for all clubs in MLS.

MLS stopped paying Marvell Wynne 3 months after heart surgery| ESPN FC
Well this doesn't look good on the league.

The 9 players we've missed most in MLS this season | FourFourTwo
There is one FCD related player on this list...and yeah, I miss seeing him out there for Dallas.