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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Time to move past the Houston draw and on to this week’s pair of games.

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

The week rolls on here as FC Dallas has one more day of training before they host Colorado. We’re wrapping up our thoughts on the Houston draw here as we move on to previewing tomorrow’s game with the Rapids.

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas to stream remaining 2020 games online - Big D Soccer
This is a welcome addition after a couple of games being blacked out for most fans.

East Stand View: Two thoughts on FC Dallas’ draw in Houston - Big D Soccer
At least we didn’t have to watch during the middle of the night like the Nashville game.

Who was FC Dallas’ top player in the draw against the Houston Dynamo? - Big D Soccer
Is it time to panic, or is a point on the road a good thing? Which player stood out to you in Dallas’ draw at Houston?

FC Dallas vs Houston Dynamo: Player Ratings - Big D Soccer
FC Dallas escaped Houston with a draw after an abysmal showing, even so, there were a couple of standouts.

// MLS //

Why Austin FC made Cecilio Dominguez their first ever Designated Player | MLSsoccer.com
Austin signed their first DP yesterday for the 2021 season. Here is more info on the how and the reasons why they signed him.

What we learned from NYCFC's big win over Columbus Crew SC in Week 7 | MLSsoccer.com
NYCFC held a team meeting between head coach and key players which galvanized the club ahead of its showdown against previously undefeated Columbus Crew SC. That summit sparked a return to the club's preferred formation and tactics and a return to winning ways.

New England Revolution head coach Bruce Arena suspended for additional two games | MLSsoccer.com
Bruce always plays the victim here and it costs him.

Vermes and Ramos' four-decade friendship ready to withstand the tests of being rival coaches | ESPNFC
Peter Vermes and Tab Ramos became fast friends with the U.S. in the 1980s. Now they find themselves in opposite dugouts as managers of MLS teams.

Chicago Fire players train at Soldier Field for the first time - Hot Time In Old Town
Plenty of interesting nuggets from the Fire here, including an update on their positive COVID situation.

Pentz: The strangest Timbers-Sounders game ever, and to what end? – The Athletic
In an empty Providence Park, the latest edition of MLS's singular rivalry laid bare who MLS is restarting for.

The Rapids aren’t getting the RMC & focus is still an issue, but don’t give up on them yet - Burgundy Wave
As we turn to tomorrow's opponent, here is a little breakdown of the Rapids' game against RSL from over the weekend.