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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, August 30, 2018

Some how San Jose just has FC Dallas’ number.

MLS: FC Dallas at San Jose Earthquakes Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

There is just something about San Jose that FC Dallas can’t seem to crack.

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San Jose picks up a wild 4-3 win over FC Dallas - Big D Soccer
If you stayed up for this goal fest, good on you. It was a wild one to say the very least.

POSTGAME: Oscar Pareja on FC Dallas' 4-3 Loss vs. the San Jose Earthquakes | FC Dallas
This is what happens when you get a team that has little to really play for against a team traveling for a midweek game like this.

Clint Dempsey: Love Him and Hate Him - Big D Soccer
As Dempsey decides to hang it up, we look back at how you either loved him or hated him.

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Examining Clint Dempsey’s legacy in Seattle - Sounder At Heart
Deuce will go down in history as the greatest American to wear Rave Green.

Warshaw: What made Clint Dempsey so special? It was the "sauce" |
Dempsey was certainly a guy that DGAF about a lot of things on the pitch. To me, that was always what made him so intriguing to watch.

Clint Dempsey personified U.S. soccer's dream: developing creative players with attitude, swagger | ESPNFC
U.S. Soccer doesn't have a history of developing creators. Clint Dempsey was the exception, the rare American to make an impact on the global game.

The streak is over; Portland Timbers beat Toronto FC 2-0 - Stumptown Footy
Portland ended their losing streak with a pretty simple 2-0 win over the defending champions.

Game Recap: Philadelphia Union beat DC United 2-0 at Audi Field - Brotherly Game
Philly may have picked up the biggest win of the night in DC as they continue to improve their playoff position.

Hometown Hero: NJ native Brian White nets winner in first MLS start |
While Philly's win was big last night, New York also got three big points for their Shield hopes.

MLS news: LA Galaxy star Zlatan Ibrahimovic fined over 'slap' in Los Angeles derby |
Raise your hand if you are surprised by this.

Jason Kreis: A part of me died after being fired by Orlando City | Pro Soccer USA
Part of me still wants him to take a step back and be an assistant for a little here in Dallas. Or maybe lead that FCD3 squad next year.