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Big D Daily: News for Friday, August 16, 2019

Another busy weekend in MLS is upon us.

MLS: FC Dallas at LA Galaxy Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

After a day of travel and rest, FC Dallas is in Montreal, as they get ready for tomorrow night’s game against the Impact. We’ll dive into that one here today but first a few links to discuss.

// FC Dallas //

Three takeaways from FC Dallas’ 2-0 loss to the LA Galaxy - Big D Soccer
It could have been far worse in LA the other night but it is time to move on to Montreal.

Chalkboard: Matt Hedges puts on a masterclass in FC Dallas’ loss to LA - Big D Soccer
Not the result they wanted, but the FCD defender put on a very good show.

How a Nobel Prize winner led Reggie Cannon to breakout success in Dallas | ESPNFC
In a family of academic all-stars, a Nobel Prize winner stands out, so Reggie Cannon heeded his grandfather's advice to chase his dreams in MLS.

// MLS //

MLS Playoffs: Breaking down the Eastern Conference outlook in 2019 | MLSsoccer.com
The playoff race in the East isn't nearly as wild as the West but there is still some good stuff going on over there.

Kei Kamara: Maybe if I was a US striker, I wouldn't change teams so often | MLSsoccer.com
I've always liked Kei but I gotta believe there is something that he brings to a locker room that just rubs some folks the wrong way. I dunno.

Sounders are sinking fast with no obvious solutions - Sounder At Heart
If you are worried about how FCD is playing these days, folks up Seattle know the feeling with regards to their Sounders.

MLS W2W4 -- Galaxy stabilize summer swoon; RSL find life after Petke | ESPNFC
The weekend slate brings some interesting games, ones that FCD fans will have to keep tabs on for sure.

MLS Playoff Picture: LAFC are the clear favorites for MLS Cup but who else has a chance? | ESPNFC
With the end of the summer doldrums upon us, the stretch run of the MLS regular season can commence. Here's how the playoff race is shaking out.