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

Time to go through a super busy night in MLS.

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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 |
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 |
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.