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Big D Daily: News for Monday, March 4, 2019

FC Dallas’ season got off to a rocky start.

Daniel McCullough

The new season is finally here as FC Dallas picked up a draw over the weekend. Time to break it all down though before LA comes to town this weekend.

// FC Dallas //

Chalkboard: New Year, Same Result for FC Dallas - Big D Soccer
FC Dallas still unable to find three points as the new season brought some familiar results.

What we learned in FC Dallas’ 1-1 draw against New England Revolution - Big D Soccer
Breaking down the impact made (and lack thereof) by Gruezo, Badji, and Pomykal.

FC Dallas picks up a 1-1 draw against the New England Revolution - Big D Soccer
Barrios scores his first of the season in the draw for FC Dallas.

FC Dallas vs New England Revolution: Highlights, stats and quote sheet - Big D Soccer
All the details from Saturday’s draw.

WHAT WE LEARNED: Three Takeaways from FC Dallas' 1-1 Draw with New England | FC Dallas
The result in the final third of the field just wasn't there for FC Dallas.

North Texas Soccer Club 5, NTX Rayados 1 | FC Dallas
A large set of FC Dallas guys got minutes on Saturday afternoon in the NTSC friendly.

FC Dallas, New England Revolution play to a 1-1 draw | Pro Soccer USA
There were good moments and a few bad ones in the draw on Saturday.

// MLS //

Armchair Analyst: Form, function, the bubble and more from Week 1 |
Some more thoughts on the weekend including a line on how Paxton and Pablo could have been more effective off the bench for FC Dallas.

7 rule change ideas for MLS -
This was a fun post to be apart of right before the start of the season.

Game Recap: Colorado Rapids 3, Portland Timbers 3 - Burgundy Wave
The coldest game ever played in MLS was actually a pretty good one.

Kryptonite no more: LAFC 2, Sporting Kansas City 1 - Angels on Parade
Last-second win ends 2019 opener on a high for LAFC as they down a pretty tired looking SKC squad.

Recap: D.C. United in control, triumphs over Atlanta United 2-0 - Black And Red United
Paul Arriola and Lucho Acosta struck as United scored a deserved win over the defending MLS Cup champions.

Atlanta's Brad Guzan feels Bill Hamid's comments showed a lack of respect |
Hamid said before Sunday's game that he was better than Guzan but the veteran feels disrespected.

D.C. United's revolution on course after victory over reigning MLS Cup champs Atlanta United | ESPNFC
On a cold, rainy Sunday night at Audi Field, Major League Soccer's past, present and future collided in D.C. United's 2-0 win over Atlanta United.

Don Garber - MLS ready to embrace legalized sports gambling | ESPNFC
Comments like this make me think MLS will be yet another sports league to also expand to Vegas.

LA Galaxy buy out Giovani dos Santos - LAG Confidential
The Mexican international is no longer a LA Galaxy player as the club bought out his contract.

MLS commissioner Don Garber: LA Galaxy designated player situation 'a bit overblown' | Pro Soccer USA
But was it really?