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Big D Daily: News for Monday, August 24, 2020

No rest for FC Dallas here as we get prepared for another two game week.

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

Things are starting to pick up here as we enter another week, the final full week of August. FC Dallas is back for another two-game home stand here this week as we continue on in this first phase of the 2020 season reboot.

// FC Dallas //

Three things we learned from FC Dallas’ draw against the Houston Dynamo - Big D Soccer
With new players set to join the team in the coming weeks, lineup decisions could get that much harder for Luchi Gonzalez.

Chalkboard: FC Dallas looked awful, again in draw to Houston - Big D Soccer
Matt Hedges sets club record, but offensive woes continue for Dallas in the draw against Houston.

FC Dallas and Houston Dynamo settle for a scoreless draw - Big D Soccer
We've had some time to cool off from Friday night's draw against Houston. But looking back, it was not great. At. All.

// MLS //

Armchair Analyst: Miami make their mark, Sounders roll & more from MLS's return |
There was a lot to take in from this past weekend with all the rivalry games around the league. Miami got their first win, ever. RSL dominated Colorado. Oh, there are some notes about FCD too.

Timbers vs. Sounders, recap: Still the Kings of Cascadia - Sounder At Heart
Portland may have won it all in Orlando but their rivals to the north looked so much better last night.

Flipped the switch: LAFC 0, LA Galaxy 2 - LAG Confidential
Galaxy record first win of 2020 in El Trafico while LAFC looked nothing like their 2019 self and Carlos Vela appears to be injured too.

Five thoughts on the real Pity Martinez standing up in Stephen Glass’ debut win - Dirty South Soccer
So is this the Pity Martinez we were all told about? Seems that way.

Alphonso Davies Champions League win with Bayern Munich nets Vancouver Whitecaps big bonus |
Whitecaps received a big bonus from Davies and Bayern's Champions League win yesterday.

MLS defends decision to play Chicago-Columbus game despite positive COVID-19 test | ESPNFC
Oh yeah, and there was this over the weekend. A positive COVID test from a Chicago player. Not great, Bob, not great.