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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, September 17, 2020

FC Dallas finds their first hat trick in nearly two years last night.

MLS: Colorado Rapids at FC Dallas Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Wednesday night games are a whole lot more fun when there are hat tricks being scored by a FC Dallas player.

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FC Dallas dominates the Colorado Rapids in a 4-1 win - Big D Soccer
The first hat trick scored by a FC Dallas player in what felt like forever as the offense continues to come alive here.

FC Dallas attack stays red hot as Santiago Mosquera, Andres Ricaurte make influences felt | MLSsoccer.com
Six goals in the last two games is a solid stat to have in your back pocket. But I would say not dropping points at home in these last two was more important.

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Top Takeaways: Andres Ricaurte's influence for FC Dallas, Fredy Montero's comeback & belief for San Jose | Steve Zakuani | MLSsoccer.com
Here is a pretty solid breakdown of what Ricaurte is bringing to the Dallas attack right now. Plus some other notes from last night's games.

How wildfire smoke is taking a toll on West Coast teams in MLS | Charles Boehm | MLSsoccer.com
Man, this year has been no joke for lots of people, especially those on the west coast.

Adrian Healey departs ESPN to become Austin FC's executive director of broadcast and content | MLSsoccer.com
Wow, this is a pretty impressive 'get' for Austin ahead of their first season in 2021.

FIFA 21 ratings: LAFC's Carlos Vela, Inter Miami's Blaise Matuidi rated highest MLS players | MLSsoccer.com
With FIFA 21 set to come out in a couple of weeks, the MLS player ratings have hit the markets.

Playing with star power in MLS | US Soccer Players
The LA Galaxy welcomed back marquee player Chicharito Hernandez in a 0-0 draw with San Jose with the club trying to keep an unlikely run of form going.

Alphonso Davies’ rise in Vancouver, told by those who knew him – The Athletic ($)
Davies' former coaches and teammates remember an outgoing, determined and beloved kid who followed through on his plan.