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Big D Daily: News for Monday, September 9, 2019

FC Dallas gets back to work as they prepare for Chicago.

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

The nice weekend away for FC Dallas fans is over and in the books as the important stretch of games gets underway this weekend in Chicago.

// FC Dallas //

Reggie Cannon: The Bridge Between U.S. Soccer's Two Generations | FC Dallas
Reggie went the full 90 on Friday night against Mexico.

FC Dallas International Call-Ups Schedule | FC Dallas
With so many players gone right now for international duty, here is a good look at their schedule over the next dew days.

// MLS //

Armchair Analyst: The weekend in review | Week 27 analysis |
Only five games in league play this past week and a couple had some impact on FCD in the standings.

Portland Timbers crack Sporting Kansas City in stoppage time, win 2-1 - Stumptown Footy
We needed a draw in this one pretty badly but in the end Portland got a late winner.

Rapids vs. Sounders, recap: Short-handed and short on ideas - Sounder At Heart
Colorado has been a lot of fun to watch lately, which makes them easily the biggest spoiler out there in the Western Conference in the final few weeks.

Nashville SC signs Costa Rica's Leal | ESPNFC
Nashville continues to build out their roster for next year when they join MLS and they've apparently added a Young DP in Leal.

MLS Week 27: Playing through the September break | US Soccer Players
A short MLS schedule due to the international break saw interesting results in MLS with Colorado shutting out Seattle and Orlando City drawing with LAFC.

Blue-Collar MLS | US Soccer Players
The San Jose Earthquakes might be the prototype for a blue-collar MLS team, but NYCFC in the Eastern Conference also have a claim to that title.

Robin Fraser makes a rare breakthrough for black coaches in MLS | US Soccer Players
Fraser has already seen some success in his short run with the Rapids.