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Big D Daily: News for Monday, August 12, 2019

It was another wild weekend across MLS.

MLS: Minnesota United FC at FC Dallas Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

I don’t know about you all but waking up to a new week following a five-goal outburst and three more points over the weekend has me pretty excited about this week.

// FC Dallas //

Late Brandon Servania brace lifts FC Dallas over Minnesota United 5-3 - Big D Soccer
The offense finally came alive as the scoring drought came to an end with a flooding of goals. Also, should we be concerned with the defense? Nah. It was hot, things happen.

What we learned in FC Dallas’ 5-3 win over Minnesota United - Big D Soccer
It’s time to drop "Luchi-ball" or at least re-examine what it means because Saturday night might be the best version of it.

Matt Hedges Reaches 20,000-Minute Mark for FC Dallas Against Minnesota United FC | FC Dallas
Folks may be worried about his status for this week's two games but Luchi said he was fine and that he should be on the travel roster come tomorrow for LA.

FC Dallas knocks off Minnesota United in high-scoring thriller | Pro Soccer USA
I'm still reeling from that Santiago Mosquera goal.

// MLS //

Bogert: All 24 teams in review | Week 23 analysis |
There was plenty to talk about after this weekend across the league, including some wild games (like ours) and some debuts of some guys that were just signed last week.

Real Salt Lake head coach Mike Petke fired - RSL Soapbox
After lots of controversy in the last few weeks, Real Salt Lake terminates contract with Mike Petke. Yikes.

RECAP: Atlanta United overruns NYCFC - Dirty South Soccer
Atlanta showed that they were the better side against NYC, who I'm starting to doubt more and more here (don't know why, just am).

Taking the Shield: LAFC 4, New York Red Bulls 2 - Angels on Parade
LAFC continues to speed their way towards a playoff berth and a Supporters' Shield here.

Union's Kacper Przybylko salutes Alejandro Bedoya with goal celebration |
It has been a pretty wild week for Philly with Bedoya's goal celebration last week, followed up by this one against Houston by Przybylko.

xN: Deadline Day Edition — American Soccer Analysis
Deadline Day last week was a lot of fun in MLS (even if FCD opted to really not be apart of it), and here is a nice look back at all the madness.