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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, August 26, 2020

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There was a lot to take in last night around MLS. Maybe Tuesday nights could be a thing moving forward?

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

It is game day again around these parts as FC Dallas is getting set to host the Colorado Rapids this evening at Toyota Stadium. Plenty to discuss with that one but first we have a lot of games from last night in MLS to discuss. Yeah, Tuesdays are still weird for having games in MLS in my book but maybe its something we’ll have more of down the road?

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Who should start for FC Dallas against the Colorado Rapids? - Big D Soccer
Two more games this week at home will give Luchi Gonzalez some lineup questions to answer.

Injury Report pres. by Texas Health Sports Medicine: FC Dallas vs. Colorado Rapids | 8.26.2020 | FC Dallas
Both teams are pretty dang heathy going into tonight's match.

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Why Darwin Quintero makes Houston's attack great, Chicago's playoff potential & Thierry Henry's shift | Steve Zakuani | MLSsoccer.com
So Houston put on five goals last night in KC. Chicago returned to Solider Field with a big win and plenty more from a busy Tuesday night (yeah, Tuesday nights are still weird for MLS).

Dynamo get Tab Ramos first club win in dominant performance over Kansas City - Dynamo Theory
Goal after goal for Houston last night gave Tab Ramos his first win.

Homecoming Victory: Chicago Fire defeat FC Cincinnati 3-0 in return to Soldier Field - Hot Time In Old Town
Chicago looked pretty dang good but it was against Cincy, who just still look so lost in the defense.

D.C. United errors hand New England Revolution three points in 2-1 home defeat - Black And Red United
First half mistakes doomed United, who are now winless in five games.

Eerily quiet encore produces another win for the Philadelphia Union over Red Bull - Brotherly Game
Philly didn't have to do a whole lot to get three points at home against New York.

LAFC superstar Carlos Vela has Grade 2 MCL sprain, timeline for return undetermined | MLSsoccer.com
Well, it could be worse but LAFC will be without their star for a little while longer now.

Reports: Lionel Messi to leave Barcelona, MLS highlighted as possible destination | MLSsoccer.com
You knew the second this news hit yesterday that there was going to be some write-up of him to MLS. You just knew it. But I don't see now as the time for him to land here, not to mention there isn't a team that can probably afford him.

Why Lionel Messi likely won’t be MLS’s next superstar signing – The Athletic ($)
Messi has asked to leave Barcelona, and some speculate that MLS could be next. Here's why that's highly unlikely.