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Big D Daily: News for Monday, March 18, 2019

Another busy weekend in MLS is over and now we get an international break of some sorts.

MLS: FC Dallas at Columbus Crew SC Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

The weekend is over and it is time to get back to reality in some cases (those who enjoyed Spring Break last week will know what I mean by that). FC Dallas is coming home after their first loss of the year to figure out what went wrong and to move on from it.

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas vs Columbus Crew SC: Highlights, stats and quote sheet - Big D Soccer
All the details from FC Dallas’ road loss in Ohio

Jesse Gonzalez gets USMNT call up - Big D Soccer
Gonzalez will replace the injured Zack Steffan in this week's camp, meaning we'll see some Jimmy Maurer this weekend.

Chalkboard: FC Dallas gets the possession, but still lacking up top - Big D Soccer
FC Dallas is good keeping the ball, but aren’t generating enough chances off of it.

What we learned: FC Dallas still has some growing pains to deal with - Big D Soccer
New coach growing pains, fullback trouble, and isolated strikers. What went wrong for Dallas this weekend.

FC Dallas struggles offensively in a 1-0 loss to the Columbus Crew SC - Big D Soccer
Gaston Sauro scores the game’s lone goal as FC Dallas picks up their first loss of the year.

Ohio-Native John Nelson Makes MLS Debut in FC Dallas' 1-0 Loss to Columbus Crew SC | FC Dallas
Nelson may get more playing time after his debut this past weekend.

Matt Hedges Passes Bobby Rhine as Second All-Time in FC Dallas Matches Played | FC Dallas
It was definitely a big deal to see Hedges surpass Rhine on the list.

// MLS //

Armchair Analyst: All 24 teams in review | Week 3 Analysis |
Once again there was so much to break down after a busy weekend in MLS. Doyle's comment about the poor FCD finishing is definitely true.

Atlanta United draws with Philadelphia Union, 1-1 - Dirty South Soccer
Seeing Atlanta continue to struggle is a bit of joy for some folks to see around the league.

For FC Cincinnati, inaugural MLS home opener a day of community celebration |
I think I may have to adopt Cincy as my Eastern Conference team.

Recap: Toronto FC 3-2 New England Revolution - Jozy Altidore saves the day in Toronto - Waking The Red
Jozy comes off the bench in a super-sub role to help snag three points.

Chicago Fire vs. Seattle Sounders, recap: Perfect and flawed in win - Sounder At Heart
Seattle looks good, maybe even very good right now.

Wayne Rooney, D.C. United crush 9-man Real Salt Lake - Black And Red United
A hat trick for the England legend pushed United past RSL