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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, September 1, 2020

The back third of the calendar year is here folks.

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

A new day, and a new month is here. We’re officially in the final third of the 2020 calendar year, and I couldn’t be more excited to see summer and the crazy heat go away. But with it will be a crazy slew of games for FC Dallas and the rest of MLS as they try to finish up what has been a weird year.

// FC Dallas //

Who was FC Dallas’ top player in the win over Minnesota United? - Big D Soccer
FC Dallas handles business at home, beating MUFC 3-1. Was it a perfect game? Nah, but we will take it. Vote for your top workhorse from the match.

North Texas Two Step: Considering Style Instead of Substance - Big D Soccer
With North Texas loitering in the middle of the table, we opine on how the exciting, young team plays.

FC Dallas Luchi Gonzalez discusses Reggie Cannon's potential transfer to Europe |
FC Dallas head coach Luchi Gonzalez has discussed Reggie Cannon's potential transfer to Europe and, though stressing that a deal is not yet finalized, said he couldn't be happier for a player he's watched mature from a youth player to a national team fullback.

// MLS //

Top Takeaways: Jordan Morris is the second best attacking player in MLS, LAFC's defensive woes and more | Steve Zakuani |
On Sunday night, we saw two expansion teams still figuring out their identities, another masterclass from Jordan Morris, and big defensive concerns for LAFC. Let's get into it.

LA Galaxy embracing style shift from star power to horsepower | Charles Boehm |
After a woeful start to 2020, the Galaxy are suddenly on a two-game winning streak, both of them rivalry victories and both via more muscular rather than star-fuelled methods.

Real Salt Lake players set sights on the future with new ownership: “It’s a new era of RSL and a new start” |
Captain Kyle Beckerman and head coach Freddy Juarez speak about potential new ownership: "You want an owner who's going to come in and do whatever's possible."

Employees describe toxic RSL culture: ‘rotten from the top down’ - RSL Soapbox
Interviews with many former and current Real Salt Lake employees — both named and unnamed — reveal a deeply sexist and toxic culture set by certain company executives.

Who are RSL’s potential suitors? - RSL Soapbox
RSL could have plenty of suitors to buy but which ones really make the most sense is the bigger question in my mind.