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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, October 8, 2020

Waking up after a loss to Houston is never fun.

MLS: FC Dallas at Houston Dynamo Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Last night was certainly a loss that FC Dallas might feel for a while if they aren’t careful. It was another painful reminder that this season is going to be full of ups and downs.

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas falls to ten-man Houston Dynamo 2-0 - Big D Soccer
Houston finds goals in each half thanks to more defensive issues by Dallas. Also, not finding the net after being up a man for an entire half may have to fall directly on Luchi Gonzalez.

Scratching the Chalkboard: Not a lot of good came from Houston - Big D Soccer
The result was bad, but the play also left a lot to be desired out of this squad.

// MLS //

Top takeaways from Week 16 midweek action | Steve Zakuani | MLSsoccer.com
Once again it was a busy night in MLS, so there was a lot to take away in other places besides Texas.

Gonzalo Higuain scores first MLS goal for Inter Miami with stunning free kick golazo | MLSsoccer.com
So his first goal was pretty special, gotta give him that.

LA Galaxy react to latest defeat: "We can’t waste any time not getting it right anymore" | MLSsoccer.com
After conceding six goals and registering a fifth straight defeat to leave them at the bottom of the Western Conference, the LA Galaxy did not shy from the need for urgent remedies.

Sounders vs RSL, recap: Don’t let it slip - Sounder At Heart
Seattle continues their lead in the West with another win, this time over RSL.

Over the line: San Jose Earthquakes 3, Vancouver Whitecaps 0 - Center Line Soccer
So San Jose went from being an awful team through September, to back to being entertaining again. Okay.

The October international window's impact on MLS | US Soccer Players
The continuing saga that is the 2020 Major League Soccer season now deals with international call-ups who will have to quarantine upon their return.

How hiring Gerhard Struber aligns New York Red Bulls with their sister clubs – The Athletic ($)
The MLS club paid a significant fee to Barnsley for their new head coach as they look to get more aligned with their other clubs again.