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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, August 16, 2018

A busy night in MLS brought us some interesting results.

MLS: Canadian Championship-Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Toronto FC Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

The weekend is in our sights as FC Dallas is preparing to take on Minnesota United. First, lets get through last night’s action which included a champion crowned north of the border.

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How FC Dallas’ rivalry with Seattle (and the officials) is growing - Big D Soccer
One last comment on the Seattle loss as we discuss the VAR situation yet again.

Power Rankings: FC Dallas drops after second straight loss - Big D Soccer
Two straight losses have folks puzzled about FC Dallas.

Matt Hedges Set to Further Cement Himself as Club Legend in 200th MLS Game | FC Dallas
I think we're going to see a guy like Hedges and possible someone like Victor Ulloa end up with this club for a long time, playing a lot of games. No doubt in my mind we'll see one of them as the all-time leaders in games played here.

Dominique Badji scores on Dallas debut; is he their long-coveted striker? |
The elusive number nine search for FC Dallas has been well documented over the last few years. Maybe Badji is it, maybe he is just a stop-gap until next year.

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Toronto FC win 2018 Canadian Championship to claim Voyageurs Cup - Waking The Red
There really wasn't much doubt in this one that Toronto would win it all again. Now the questions is, will this jump start them for a playoff run?

Magic from Wayne Rooney leads D.C. United to a win over Portland - Black And Red United
Portland got absolutely hammered in this one, not really a shocker in my book after their loss at home last weekend. Rooney continues to be a beast for DCU.

Back on track: LAFC 2, Real Salt Lake 0 - Angels on Parade
LAFC was winless in their last few games up until last night when they got a big home win over RSL.

Wiebe: Five players who made the The Leap in 2018 |
There is some love for Reggie Cannon on this list. I love seeing others around the league notice what we see each week.

David Beckham's Miami MLS team's name, crest potentially revealed by trademark filings | ESPNFC
David Beckham's Miami MLS franchise has a name, colors and crest if you want to go by these things. I'm on board with this color scheme but I do hope they add something to it in the final product.

Crew SC, Precourt Sports Ventures issue statements on Austin stadium vote |
Things went well in Austin yesterday for PSV.

Columbus Crew owners clear hurdle on Austin move after stadium vote | ESPNFC
Now it all comes back to Ohio for getting the Crew out of there.