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Big D Daily: News for Monday, August 31, 2020

FC Dallas got a win over the weekend but now will have to deal with two straight road games.

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MLS: Minnesota United FC at FC Dallas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

A new week is here and with it will be a new month. Yeah, folks, we’re getting close to fall with September coming up. Crazy. We have plenty to get through here today as FC Dallas heads back out on the road this week.

// FC Dallas //

Scratching the Chalkboard: Back to what works - Big D Soccer
Dallas went back to the 4-3-3 and immediately saw dividends with two quick first half goals.

FC Dallas downs Minnesota United 3-1 - Big D Soccer
The scoring drought is over as FC Dallas finds the net for the first time since March.

Luchi Gonzalez wore special shirt with his kids and Chadwick Boseman in mind |
"It’s a crazy world right now, and there’s a lot of sad things in the world, and we needed to find reasons to love and smile," Gonzalez explained.

FC Dallas could lose Paxton Pomykal to season-ending hip surgery, confirms Luchi Gonzalez |
It sounds more and more like Paxton is going to be shut down for the rest of the year to fix his lingering injuries.

// MLS //

Armchair Analyst: Dike breaks out, Sporting slipping & more from Week 8 |
There were some interesting results this weekend (Cincy and Columbus drawing, Orlando winning in Atlanta) and some not so (I'm already bored with the Canadian teams just facing each other).

Report: Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain in talks with Inter Miami CF |
Admittedly this is the DP signing we expected out of Miami this summer.

Dell Loy Hansen to sell Real Salt Lake, Utah Royals | ESPNFC
Dell Loy Hansen has been under pressure since a report from the Athletic detailed his repeated use of racist language.

DLH Out: Dell Loy Hansen will sell Real Salt Lake, Utah Royals FC, says Garber - RSL Soapbox
It was a fast few days in Utah here (though they probably felt longer to some involved) but Hansen is out now as he looks to find a new buyer for the clubs.

How MLS players came together across time zones to walk out in protest – The Athletic ($)
The inside story of how a flurry of texts, a phone ban and staggered kickoffs led to one of the most remarkable nights in MLS history.

Sounders vs. LAFC, recap: It’s the Jordan Morris Show! - Sounder At Heart
Jordan Morris’ second half brace powers Seattle to its first-ever home win over LAFC.

This time last season | US Soccer Players
A look back at how different Major League Soccer was just a year ago with the regular season closing in on its finale and the playoffs in sight.