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Big D Daily: News for Monday, August 20, 2018

FC Dallas picked up three more points.

MLS: Minnesota United FC at FC Dallas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

After two straight weeks of no points, FC Dallas got the result they were looking for this past weekend.

// FC Dallas //

Pablo Aranguiz shows his worth for FC Dallas - Big D Soccer
Aranguiz first start brings the magic to the attack for FC Dallas. Plus another look at how damn good Reggie Cannon is this season.

FC Dallas blanks Minnesota United 2-0 after long rain delay - Big D Soccer
The two sides had to deal with a extra-long rain delay to get this one in but at the end of it all, FCD came out on top.

FC Dallas vs Minnesota United: Highlights, stats and quote sheet - Big D Soccer
All the facts and comments from FC Dallas’ win over Minnesota.

FC Dallas Enjoys Night Full of Milestones in 2-0 Shutout of Minnesota United FC | FC Dallas
It was a big night all around for FC Dallas as they beat Minnesota. Hedges is now 12 games away from being in a tie for second in all-time appearances.

How FC Dallas kept sharp during Saturday night's rain delay |
Rain delays can wreck your routine or momentum going into a game but FCD stayed light and loose during it.

FC Dallas ends two-game skid, defeats Minnesota United 2-0 | Pro Soccer USA
It may have been a must-win game in some folks minds but there was really never a doubt in this one that FCD was going to come out without all three points.

// MLS //

Warshaw: Rooney leads the way, behind Seattle’s surge & more from Week 25 |
Man there was a lot to unpack from this past weekend including the record-tying goal in Atlanta by Josef Martinez and Seattle’s domination over the Galaxy.

Josef Martinez eyes outright goal record as teammates hail “best-ever” year |
I mean, 27 goals in just 25 games is pretty unreal in most leagues in this world.

Wayne Rooney: DC United starting to earn more respect around the league |
Don’t look now but DCU is making the most out of those home games and games-in-hand to move quickly up the standings.

Six Degrees: Rock Bottom? - Stumptown Footy
Portland has now lost three in a row, in what was really just a brutal week for them. I almost give a pass since two were on the road but when they gave up seven goals in those two games, that pass went right out the window.

Real Salt Lake scores twice in stoppage time to beat struggling Houston Dynamo - Dynamo Theory
Despite holding the lead since 36th minute, the Dynamo coughed up two late goals in stoppage time to lose 2-1 to visiting Real Salt Lake.