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Big D Daily: News for Friday, August 21, 2020

Tonight is the first night in the 2020 Texas Derby!

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

Game day is here again folks! We continue to bounce quickly from game to game as FC Dallas looks to get things going on this 2020 season reboot. One point was earned in the two Nashville games last week, now the club has to find a way on the road tonight in Houston.

// FC Dallas //

Who should start for FC Dallas against the Houston Dynamo? - Big D Soccer
Two games at home last week didn’t go all that well for FC Dallas, how will they fare in Houston Friday night?

Injury Report pres. by Texas Health Sports Medicine: FC Dallas vs. Houston Dynamo | 8.21.2020 | FC Dallas
Here are some updated injury notes for tonight's game. Not included is Ryan Hollingshead, who is out tonight with a family matter according to Luchi Gonzalez.

// MLS //

Columbus Crew down Chicago Fire 3-0 in return to home action - Massive Report
Columbus looked really good last night at home against a Chicago team that looked more like what we expected out of them than what we saw in Orlando.

Red Bulls squeak over line against City with help of VAR - Once A Metro
Duncan’s long range effort fumbled by City keeper Johnson gives the red side result in first derby of 2020.

Philadelphia Union defend their way to a point in Foxborough - Brotherly Game
The Union couldn’t connect on offense but the defense stood tall in a hard earned road point against the New England Revolution.

Atlanta United's Stephen Glass studied Pity Martinez's River Plate days to help get the most from star playmaker |
The interim manager has been digging into some game tape from Pity Martinez's five-year tenure with River Plate.

Report: Portland Timbers forward Jeremy Ebobisse drawing interest from Belgium's Anderlecht |
This would be a big loss for the Timbers as Ebobisse has really risen to a new level in the last year.

Minnesota United, Boca Juniors agree to Emanuel Reynoso deal - ESPNFC
Minnesota's long pursuit of Emanuel Reynoso has paid off, with sources telling ESPN that Boca have agreed to transfer the player to the Loons.

Who faces the most pressure at every MLS team during the 2020 restart? | Andrew Wiebe |
Dan Hunt leads the way for FCD on this write-up. I have to agree that he is in a bit of a crossroads at the moment in terms of wanting to be that team that develops and then sells for a big profit, and one that can compete for a title.

How the Sounders’ deal with Amazon could have league-wide impact – The Athletic ($)
The global giant is one of a handful of companies that could take on all of MLS's 2022 inventory, and now has a new foothold in the league.

Arrival times, waivers and face masks: How RSL will host fans at Rio Tinto – The Athletic ($)
Operating at limited capacity, attending RSL's first game back will come with a large amount of caveats.