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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 | MLSsoccer.com
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 - SBNation.com
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 | MLSsoccer.com
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?