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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, September 28, 2017

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Winning again feels so good.

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

Last night was exactly what the doctors ordered for FC Dallas. An easy win and some losses to help their playoff standing.

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas ends slump with a 2-0 win over the Colorado Rapids - Big D Soccer
Hernan Grana picks up two assists in the win as FC Dallas ends their season-long slump.

Javier Morales Provides Calming Presence as FC Dallas Regain Playoff Spot | FC Dallas
Maybe Morales will be useful after all to this team during this stretch.

FC Dallas' winless skid snapped, but Maxi Urruti yet to resume scoring | MLSsoccer.com
Yes a win was one thing but getting the attack back to its old self is important. Goals will come for Urruti over the next few weeks.

// MLS //

Armchair Analyst: Ozzie injured, FCD snap their skid & more from Wednesday | MLSsoccer.com
With eight games on Wednesday night, there was a lot to unpack in the midweek.

No time to rest: After reaching playoffs, expansion Atlanta hungry for more | MLSsoccer.com
Atlanta has done what you should do with a busy stretch of home games, dominate them and pick up plenty of wins.

Sounders vs. Whitecaps, recap: That felt a whole lot better | Sounder At Heart
Seattle hadn't looked like themselves over the last month but last night was more of what you should expect out of this group.

LA Galaxy draw Houston Dynamo 3-3 on the road - LAG Confidential
This was certainly a weird one that had plenty of drama. At the end of the day, LA was eliminated from playoff contention.

D.C. United squander second half lead, settle for 3-3 tie with NYRB - Black And Red United
And then there was this 3-3 draw. Lots of goals on Wednesday night.

Orlando City vs. New England Revolution: Final Score 6-1 as Lions Crush Revs - The Mane Land
Hopefully Orlando got all of their scoring out of the way before Saturday's meeting with FC Dallas. They also got some help from a red card too.

Just Like Heaven: San Jose Earthquakes 1, Chicago Fire 4, MLS game recap - Hot Time In Old Town
The Fire are back in the playoffs for the first time since 2012 as they dominated San Jose last night.

The 10 most important matches of the MLS playoff stretch run | Goal.com
Lots of games are still left but these are some of the biggest left on the schedule.

7 Major League Soccer players who desperately need a change of scenery | FourFourTwo
There was a time that I would have been interested in some of these guys for FCD but I'm not so sure any more. Damaged good maybe.

// Random //

Must. Have. Soccer ball! The worst crests in North America | FourFourTwo
I always love a good logo discussion.