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Big D Daily: News for Friday, August 24, 2018

FC Dallas drops some points on the road in Houston again.

MLS: FC Dallas at Houston Dynamo Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Well, it wasn’t a loss last night for FC Dallas but it sure felt like one.

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas drops points in 1-1 draw against Houston - Big D Soccer
It will be all to play for in the Texas Derby next Saturday in Frisco after a rather disappointing draw in Houston.

FC Dallas Left Frustrated After Squandering Late Lead in Texas Derby Leg Two | FC Dallas
Going up a goal with less than ten minutes is what you want out of this group but seeing them give up a late equalizer like they did, shows this group still has a ways to go here.

Houston Dynamo rescued from Texas Derby defeat by new arrival Ronaldo Pena |
Late goals like that can either motivate a team like Houston to rise up. Or for Dallas, motivate them to not allow things like that to happen again.

POSTGAME: Oscar Pareja on FC Dallas' 1-1 Draw vs. the Houston Dynamo | FC Dallas
I don't think we'll see a this kind of team next week in San Jose or back home against Houston.

Texas Derby between FC Dallas, Houston Dynamo ends in another 1-1 draw | Pro Soccer USA
The Houston Dynamo and FC Dallas played to a draw for the fifth consecutive time in the Texas Derby. It is just becoming that sort of rivalry I guess.

// MLS //

Armchair Analyst: Night 2 of Heineken Rivalry Week & desperation reigns |
Here is a little running commentary from Doyle and Warshaw from last night.

LAFC win 2018 U-13 Concacaf Champions League |
Yeah, this is pretty cool for any MLS team, let alone one that is brand new.

Columbus Crew SC manage a tie at the Fire in a sluggish Thursday game - Massive Report
The other "rivalry" game last night saw a 1-1 draw as well.

For Josef Martinez, making MLS scoring history is no big deal | ESPNFC
Josef Martinez cares only about winning and doesn't watch much soccer. It's easy to see why he doesn't care about the record he's about to break.

Limited MLS minutes mean domestic forwards will look to Europe | ESPNFC
Alphonso Davies' move to Bayern is notable but also brings into question whether enough young North American forwards are getting chances at home.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: LA Galaxy should enjoy me while they can |
LA Galaxy fans should savour Zlatan Ibrahimovic's presence in MLS while it lasts, according to the man himself.

Ruiz, Meola and Schelotto: The Top 10 individual MLS seasons of all time |
Josef Martinez is having one of the best seasons in MLS history. Here are the players who have had the best years so far in MLS.