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Big D Daily: News for Monday, September 23, 2019

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Another busy weekend still shows FC Dallas in the playoff race.

MLS: New York City FC at FC Dallas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

It wasn’t the type of result that we wanted last night but it may be the one FC Dallas will have to take here. We’ll dive more into what that result means today but first some links to get into.

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas and New York City FC take a point each in a 1-1 draw - Big D Soccer
Cobra strikes his fifth of the year to salvage a draw but that first 30 minutes was rough last night.

POSTGAME: Players on Salvaging A Point Against NYCFC | FC Dallas
Matt Hedges, Zdenek Ondrasek talk about salvaging a point against NYCFC and responding as well as looking at the rest of the season.

Paxton Pomykal continues breakout campaign, spearheads FC Dallas equalizer | MLSsoccer.com
It probably wasn't the way Luchi had drawn it up to bring Paxton in last night but it paid off nonetheless.

FC Dallas rallies to earn 1-1 draw vs. New York City FC | Pro Soccer USA
After falling behind inside the opening minute, FC Dallas rallied to draw New York City FC 1-1 Sunday at Toyota Stadium.

// MLS //

Armchair Analyst: All 24 MLS teams in review | Week 29 analysis | MLSsoccer.com
There was a lot of things to break down after this past weekend as teams around FCD continue to stumble and just about all the playoff spots in the East are taken.

Three thoughts on Atlanta United’s wild win over San Jose Earthquakes - Dirty South Soccer
Atlanta needed that 60-ish minutes of being up a man to get the job done against San Jose but man, it may have come at a big price.

Josef Martinez injury could be serious, fears Atlanta United coach Frank de Boer | MLSsoccer.com
Twellman updates us on how Josef Martinez's injury could have been worse.

Portland Timbers shut out for third straight match in 0-0 draw against Minnesota United - Stumptown Footy
Also, the two sides set a record for number of shots combined without a goal in a single game. Yikes.

New hope, old challenges for Chicago Fire | US Soccer Players
There's a new investor/operator for the Chicago Fire, a return to Soldier Field for next season, and the feeling the club is on the brink of change.

The future of the Leagues Cup | US Soccer Players
Cruz Azul lifted the Leagues Cup in Las Vegas with a 2-1 win over Tigres and plenty of questions about the MLS vs Liga MX tournament set for expansion.