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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, September 3, 2020

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Time to go through a super busy night in MLS.

MLS: FC Dallas at Sporting Kansas City Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Boy, last night was interesting. Not just for FC Dallas as they got a road point in Kansas City but for the entire league as we had a ton of games last night. Now we’re off for the holiday weekend, which is needed here.

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Franco Jara scores first goal as FC Dallas ties Sporting Kansas City - Big D Soccer
Injuries plagued FC Dallas in this one as three players left the game including keeper Jimmy Maurer.

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Houston are for real, Efra's case to be a starter and more from Week 9 | Steve Zakuani | MLSsoccer.com
It was another busy night in MLS as LAFC exploded last night, while Houston continues to score lots of goals.

Ariel Lassiter records brace in Houston Dynamo win over Minnesota - Dynamo Theory
It was a dream debut for Ariel Lassiter whose brace helped defeat Minnesota United FC.

Time to believe: Portland Timbers 2, LA Galaxy 3 - LAG Confidential
Galaxy win third straight game as 2020 resurgence continues.

Columbus Crew edges Philadelphia Union with a 1-0 victory - Massive Report
The Black & Gold are back on top in the East after an impressive win over the Union.

Erik Sorga provides last-gasp winner as D.C. United beat New York Red Bulls 1-0 - Black And Red United
A battling defensive performance was capped off by a 98th minute winner from Sorga.

Sources: Atlanta United agrees to sell Pity Martínez to Saudi club Al-Nassr – The Athletic ($)
The transfer, reportedly for $18 million, will create a hole in Atlanta's starting XI but enable the club to search for a new DP. Crazy that they'll still make a profit on this one.

What's next for Atlanta United and Inter Miami CF? | Andrew Wiebe | MLSsoccer.com
Atlanta is getting set to lose Pity Martinez on a transfer deal while Miami is hoping to bring in a big named DP.

What interim president hire signals about Real Salt Lake, Utah Royals’ future – The Athletic ($)
The interim president strengthens ties to the owner of the Utah Jazz, a potential buyer for Utah Soccer.

Youth finally served in Major League Soccer | US Soccer Players
Major League Soccer promoted a stat that showed how many of its young players scored or assisted over a weekend in what should be normal in MLS.