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Big D Daily: News for Monday, September 16, 2019

Another wild weekend in MLS sees the playoff races tighten up even more.

MLS: FC Dallas at Chicago Fire Daniel Bartel-USA TODAY Sports

It was ugly in Chicago for FC Dallas, so let’s quickly move on from that as we begin a new week that has two massive games on tap for us.

// FC Dallas //

Chalkboard: FC Dallas defense falls apart in loss to Chicago Fire - Big D Soccer
Chicago makes a gutsy choice and it pays off, while Dallas does stuff in the back that we just struggle to understand.

Defensive blunders pop up as FC Dallas loses 4-0 to the Chicago Fire - Big D Soccer
Four first half goals....yeah four of them were all ugly and enough for the Fire to get three points.

// MLS //

Armchair Analyst: All 24 MLS teams in review | Week 28 analysis | MLSsoccer.com
We see the Eastern Conference get another team confirmed in the playoffs, while the Western side just continues to get crazier and crazier.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic breaks LA Galaxy single season scoring record - LAG Confidential
Zlatan and the Galaxy just absolutely dominated SKC last night.

Sounders vs. Red Bulls, recap: A much-needed victory - Sounder At Heart
Sounders pull it out after blowing 2-0 lead and now our game in Washington and Wednesday is all the more important.

Andrew Hauptman Sells Stake In Chicago Fire Soccer Club - Hot Time In Old Town
Joe Mansueto is the new majority owner and chairman, while Hauptman has left the club entirely. Yeah, it was a big week for the Fire.

MLS Week 28: NYCFC takes over in the East | US Soccer Players
NYCFC is five points clear at the top of the Eastern Conference after a home win over San Jose, Philadelphia's draw with LAFC, and Atlanta's loss.

Portland Timbers lose 1-0 to D.C. United in unfortunate fashion - Stumptown Footy
I'm starting to think it may come down to FCD and Portland for that final playoff spot in the West.