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Big D Daily: News for Monday, July 30, 2018

The MLS All-Star ‘break’ is here this week.

MLS: FC Dallas at Sporting KC Peter G. Aiken

Here we are, at the end of July with three more points in the pocket after FC Dallas finally got a win in Kansas City over the weekend.

// FC Dallas //

Michael Barrios’ hat trick gives FC Dallas a 3-2 win in Kansas City - Big D Soccer
MIchael Barrios nets a hat trick in the big win, while Oscar Pareja is able to get his club over the hump in KC.

Chalkboard: Barrios and Urruti Key for FC Dallas in win over KC - Big D Soccer
That lineup sheet looked odd but Pareja made some solid adjustments throughout that made him look like the genius that we've come to love.

Michael Barrios Enjoys Breakout Night with First Professional Hat Trick in Kansas City | FC Dallas
You could say this was a night that Barrios needed but I would also say the entire club needed a result like this for a big confidence boost.

FC Dallas hat trick hero Michael Barrios "rewarded" for hard work all year |
Barrios has been better in recent weeks and it all finally came together for him on Saturday night.

Three things we learned from Sporting KC's 3-2 loss to FC Dallas | Pro Soccer USA
From the KC side of things as they try to figure out where to go after this latest set back.

// MLS //

Armchair Analyst: In praise of the 4-4-2 & more from MLS Week 22 |
There was a lot to digest this past weekend from Wayne Rooney’s first MLS goal to Zlatan’s first MLS hat trick.

Report: Fanendo Adi, Fatai Alashe headed to FC Cincinnati |
Look at you Cincinnati, making some MLS moves. I can't decide if I actually like this or not for the expansion side. Sure, they have the money to do this but it will likely come down to how much they gave up in the process.

Adi scores in his farewell match as Timbers beat Dynamo 2-1 - Stumptown Footy
Adi scores on his way out as the Timbers remain unbeaten in their last 14 MLS matches.

Sounders vs. NYCFC, recap: Seattle win third straight - Sounder At Heart
Sounders win third straight and are now unbeaten in six after dispatching New York City FC. Don't look now folks but they're climbing up the standings.