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Big D Daily: News for Monday, September 17, 2018

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Zlatan scores his 500th in style.

MLS: Columbus Crew at FC Dallas Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The weekend is over and now we get to see FC Dallas go back on the road for a couple weeks.

// FC Dallas //

Chalkboard: Can FC Dallas rely on Maxi Urruti? - Big D Soccer
Perhaps it’s time to bench the striker for a bit and bring in someone like Pablo Aranguiz?

Defense wins out in scoreless draw between FC Dallas and Columbus - Big D Soccer
FC Dallas' defense showed some solid effort on Saturday but it was the offense that lacked any sense of urgency.

FC Dallas USL D3 possibilities for the team - Big D Soccer
Everyone loves to speculate over the D3 options but here is a solid fan post about it.

WHAT WE LEARNED: Three Takeaways from FC Dallas' 0-0 Draw with Columbus Crew SC | FC Dallas
Neither side showed their hand on Saturday, which Carter mentions in detail here. But I still believe that home games you gotta push for more than what we got on Saturday.

POSTGAME: Oscar Pareja on FC Dallas' 0-0 Draw vs Columbus Crew SC | FC Dallas
Oscar knew Saturday's game was not an easy one. Columbus is going to be tough to beat in the post season.

FC Dallas, Columbus Crew play to scoreless draw | Pro Soccer USA
The first half was pretty rough for FC Dallas in this one as they couldn't come up with much of anything.

Austin FC supporters go see Columbus Crew play in Dallas | Pro Soccer USA
They were there but you wouldn't know it by looking around the crowd.

Columbus Crew SC tie against FC Dallas - Massive Report
Columbus kicked off a tough road stretch with a very respectable draw in Dallas. Here are a few thoughts from their side of things.

// MLS //

Armchair Analyst: Zlatan's taekwongolazo can't save LA & more from Week 29 | MLSsoccer.com
Doyle loves to point out FCD's record since July after games like we saw on Saturday. At least he is done mentioning Diaz's name when he talks about them.

Zlatan on remarkable 500th career goal: "It's instinct" | MLSsoccer.com
Just watch this damn thing on a loop. We are not worthy of having him in MLS.

A sad story about Brek Shea, in 2 tweets - SBNation.com
Yikes.

Juice Boxes and Post Game Stats: Gutierrez Scores Sporting’s 400th League Away Goal - The Blue Testament
Sporting made it look easy against San Jose on Saturday, reclaiming the top spot out West.

BWP hat trick saves a point - Once A Metro
Bradley Wright-Phillips hat trick saves a point for the Red Bulls at rivals DC United.

Whitecaps vs. Sounders, Talking Points: Seattle within three points of 3rd - Sounder At Heart
Raul Ruidiaz brace leads the way as Seattle continues to just look ridiculously good here.