clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, August 27, 2019

FC Dallas moves on from the Houston win to prepare for Cincinnati.

MLS: Houston Dynamo at FC Dallas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

As fun as Sunday night was for FC Dallas, it is time to move on from the win and begin looking closer to this weekend’s game against Cincinnati.

// FC Dallas //

Chalkboard: Ferreira takes control for FC Dallas in win over Houston - Big D Soccer
Whatever happens, keep Jesus on the field because he may be the biggest key for this team down the stretch.

Three things we learned from FC Dallas’ 5-1 win over the Houston Dynamo - Big D Soccer
Excitement for Cobra, plaudits for Acosta, and tifo talk wrap up a big game against Houston.

East Stand View: Houston Fans vs FCD Fans - Big D Soccer
Houston sent a couple buses full of Orange people up here to witness the beat down.

Zdenek "The Cobra" Ondrasek Strikes When FC Dallas Needs Him Most | FC Dallas
The guy came inches away from a hat trick too on Sunday night. Maybe we just needed to be really patient with this guy all along too.

Homegrown Goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez Reaches 250 MLS Saves for FC Dallas | FC Dallas
Jesse hit a pretty big milestone on Sunday night as well.

FC Dallas: Paxton Pomykal happy to come off the bench | Pro Soccer USA
Pomykal was not in the starting XI in a rivalry game against Houston, but he does not dwell coming off the bench and embraces a team-first mentality.

// MLS //

Warshaw: 24 takeaways from around MLS after Week 25 |
Bobby takes on Cobra in this week's post. He's spot on though as Cobra is a big time leader and locker room guy.

How's the MLS playoff picture looking? 538's latest predictions shed light |
So a 70% chance right now for FCD to make the playoffs. I'll take it.

Pity Martinez is better now than he’s ever been (what?) - Reevaluating the record MLS transfer - Dirty South Soccer
Pity had a rough start in Atlanta but we’re seeing more and more why he was worth the hype.

Four ways Frank de Boer’s formation change has sparked Atlanta United |
Atlanta does feel more like their 2018 self these days than what we saw back in the spring.

Report: Nashville SC to sign Hany Mukhtar to Designated Player deal |
Good to see Nashville splashing some cash. I think a guy like this could be good in this league.

MLS can only blame itself for fan backlash against politics ban -
MLS purposely courted a rowdy and diverse fanbase. So why is it so surprised at the backlash against its stadium ban on politics?

LAFC's Vela furious after injury substitution | ESPNFC
In a way I can't blame Bob Bradley on this one for being cautious.

Moving on from Rivalry Week | US Soccer Players
The final MLS Rivalry Week of the 2019 season showed that some teams are pushing for the playoffs while others still have issues to address.