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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Rivalry week is here in MLS.

MLS: Real Salt Lake at FC Dallas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

After a wild week away on the road, FC Dallas can enjoy some comforts of being at home for the next two weeks.

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East Stand View: FC Dallas fans react to the wild draw in Montreal - Big D Soccer
The fan reactions this past weekend during the game were all over the place...kind of like the game itself.

Who was FC Dallas top player against LA and Montreal? - Big D Soccer
180 minutes of frustrating and exhilarating action to recommend a top player - who will you vote for?

FC Dallas Academy Update: U15s Win Bayern's Adidas Campus Cup, U15s Compete in Mexico | FC Dallas
Even more academy success for FCD here this year. The future continues to look bright for this club.

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Don Garber, St. Louis leadership to make special announcement on Tuesday | MLSsoccer.com
Another worst kept secret is out in MLS. We're adding St. Louis to the fold, which in the long run will be great for Kansas City, Chicago and Nashville.

Warshaw: 24 takeaways from 24 teams after Week 24 of the MLS season | MLSsoccer.com
Bobby is right yet again. FCD has to win these next two home games. They absolutely have to.

FiveThirtyEight: Many can qualify for playoffs, but few can win MLS Cup | MLSsoccer.com
Four team race for MLS Cup? Sounds about right when you really look at the teams right now.

Heineken Rivalry Week is here! Breaking down what's at stake across MLS | MLSsoccer.com
I know we had some brief look at rivalry weeks in the past this season but this week is where it is all at.

Galaxy 'for sure' to rotate squad vs Cruz Azul | ESPNFC
Oh yeah, then there is the Galaxy in the Leagues Cup this week too. So weird.

ASN article: Week 24: Dallas has a pulse, Toronto has problems, Atlanta surging
Folks are still looking at FCD's comeback in Montreal a a big deal. It is. When you have this young of a team pull off that kind of result, it is a big deal.

Atlanta, Philadelphia, and NYCFC in the Eastern Conference | US Soccer Players
Atlanta United and Philadelphia are level at the top of the Eastern Conference table but the unbalanced schedule creates an opportunity for NYCFC.

Portland Timbers defend political signage ban, say club is anti-fascist | Pro Soccer USA
I would hope everyone stands against fascism.

Tesho Akindele redefines himself as a striker with Orlando City | Pro Soccer USA
It is good to see Tesho thrive in Orlando, even while our strikers struggle here this season.