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Big D Daily: News for Friday, August 31, 2018

The final leg of the Texas Derby is here.

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

The Labor Day weekend is here as FC Dallas looks to wrap up the Texas Derby crown for another season.

// FC Dallas //

Three things we learned in FC Dallas’ loss to the San Jose Earthquakes - Big D Soccer
Wednesday night was a house of horrors for Jimmy Maurer and the defense. Hopefully tomorrow will be better.

Chalkboard: FC Dallas defending goes away in San Jose loss - Big D Soccer
Sad to see FCD drop six points to San Jose this season.

San Jose Earthquakes credit confidence as catalyst for 4-3 win against FC Dallas | Pro Soccer USA
San Jose just has Dallas' number here right now. Let's just say that.

// MLS //

Now or never: Which 2 games on Saturday have biggest playoff implications? |
Naturally the one game in the West is an intriguing one to all of us as we know how crazy compact that conference is this season.

Report: Jonathan Osorio signs contract extension with Toronto FC - Waking The Red
This became official yesterday as Osorio is now going to be a TAM player for TFC.

Wiebe: Five years on, a look at Clint Dempsey's legacy in Seattle |
Everyone is still recapping their favorite Dempsey moments here this week, this is another good one.

Clint Dempsey's career defined by big moments for U.S., Fulham, Seattle | ESPNFC
For some players, picking top individual moments is a disservice to their careers. For Clint Dempsey, those moments are what define the man.

Where do LAFC go without Laurent Ciman? |
They do have that Zimmerman guy but we all know he can be prone to mistakes in the back.

MLS is not a league for 'retirees' - former Los Angeles FC defender Laurent Ciman | ESPNFC
Ciman departs MLS with some nice remarks about the old retirement league talk.

Houston Dynamo 0, New York Red Bulls 1: Rate the Players and Quick Thoughts - Dynamo Theory
Houston has shifted focus to this weekend and to the US Open Cup with how they've managed their roster as of late.

New York Red Bulls get younger, win with starting lineup average age of 23.7 | Pro Soccer USA
Like Dallas, New York continues to do well with younger players getting minutes.