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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, August 14, 2018

FC Dallas moves on from their Seattle loss as they begin to prepare for Minnesota.

MLS: FC Dallas at Seattle Sounders FC Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

The week rolls on here as FC Dallas gets back to work as they prepare for Minnesota.

// FC Dallas //

Three takeaways from FC Dallas’ loss to the Seattle Sounders - Big D Soccer
Our new guys looked pretty good in their limited runs in Seattle but there was plenty that didn't work out in the loss to the Sounders.

East Stand View: Head butting is Fine - Big D Soccer
No need to go to VAR when head butting is acceptable.

WHAT WE LEARNED: Three Takeaways from FC Dallas' 2-1 Loss to Seattle Sounders FC | FC Dallas
FCD's set piece struggle is pretty well documented but teams are going to know come playoff time that it is the easiest way to beat this defense. That has to be something that gets addressed sooner rather than later by Oscar Pareja and company.

FC Dallas pleased with debutants Badji, Aranguiz despite loss at Seattle | MLSsoccer.com
Again, the new faces did well for the most part. I'm excited to see Aranguiz get a start this weekend though against a team like Minnesota.

// MLS //

Welcome to MLS: Rooney's moment draws parallels to Ibrahimovic's debut | MLSsoccer.com
Rooney's big save and assist on Sunday was something else. I may have watched that highlight a half-dozen times yesterday morning.

Sunday scenes, happy trails and red mist: What you missed in MLS Week 24 | MLSsoccer.com
This past weekend had a lot to unpack, including some big road wins by some Western Conference teams.

George Bello: Atlanta United’s 16-year-old wonderkid on the brink of a breakthrough - Dirty South Soccer
Atlanta United’s enigmatic homegrown is one with the highest ceiling according to some folks in Georgia.

Toronto FC can’t afford to lose composure again in Sisyphean season - Waking The Red
TFC have been their own worst enemy on far too many occasions this season.

D.C. United vs. Orlando -- and a glaring VAR failure that MLS needs to explain | Soccer America
VAR still has a long ways to go before it is even on World Cup level here in MLS.