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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, August 22, 2019

Rivalry week got off to a fun start last night in MLS.

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

Rivalry week is underway here in MLS as Wednesday night’s game proved this could be an interesting weekend ahead of us.

// FC Dallas //

TRAINING TALK: Players on the Rivalry Match and Playoff Standings | 8.25.19 | FC Dallas
Zdenek Ondrasek and Ryan Hollingshead talk about the importance of the Texas Derby and rivalry against Houston.

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Bogert: LAFC's dominance and more Wednesday MLS takeaways | MLSsoccer.com
Wednesday night in MLS got rivalry week off to a good start with LAFC dominating San Jose (just ridiculous if you ask me), Rooney picking up a red card in their loss to New York and NYCFC getting a win over Columbus.

St. Louis natives Twellman, Noonan explain why MLS will succeed in the city | MLSsoccer.com
I know Twellman is a homer with these quotes but he's right, St. Louis will likely be another hit for MLS.

St Louis and MLS expectations | US Soccer Players
St Louis is the latest MLS expansion team, showing what Major League Soccer wants from its bidders and highlighting issues for teams already in MLS.

Garde Pays With Job, For Recent Form Slump - Mount Royal Soccer
Impact’s French coach is replaced by former Houston manager, Wilmer Cabrera. Just a wild, turn of events if you ask me.

Breakthrough: LAFC 4, San Jose Earthquakes 0 - Angels on Parade
LAFC had some struggles defensively as of late but they were on point Wednesday night.

Wayne Rooney sent off as D.C. United falls 2-1 to New York Red Bulls - Black And Red United
Despite a tremendous Ola Kamara goal, United couldn’t overcome an early Wayne Rooney red card.

New York City FC ends Crew’s six-game unbeaten streak with 1-0 victory - Massive Report
The Black & Gold’s unbeaten run comes to a halt at the hands of NYCFC.

ASN article: Second round draft pick Dotson emerging as a ROY & U.S. U-23 candidate
There really aren't that many good picks for ROY this season, so why not Dotson?

Wiebe: No need for hype -- these MLS rivalries are the real deal | MLSsoccer.com
Rivalries are making this league fun to watch these days. I’ll say that much.

The rivalry problem in MLS | US Soccer Players
This article states the Galaxy/San Jose rivalry is always going to be bigger than that of the one with LAFC. Interesting.

Austin FC stadium will break ground Sept. 5 | Pro Soccer USA
Austin FC has announced its new stadium will celebrate its Sept. 5 groundbreaking. Good to see this project get off the ground before the team begins play in 2021.