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Big D Daily: News for Monday, May 10, 2021

The first leg of the Texas Derby didn’t go exactly as well as we might have hoped.

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MLS: Houston Dynamo at FC Dallas Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

A new week is upon us here as FC Dallas will want to quickly get over their disappointing draw with rivals Houston before they head up to Minnesota for an important match with the Loons on Saturday. We’ll dive more into the draw though today and tomorrow but first some links to discuss.

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas and Houston Dynamo trade first half goals in 1-1 draw - Big D Soccer
The Texas rivals settle for a draw in the first meeting of 2021 in a game that really felt like it should have gone FCD's way a few times.

Three things from FC Dallas' 1-1 draw with the Houston Dynamo | The Striker Texas
There were plenty of positives and negatives in this one for both sides but FCD should feel like they came up empty in this one.

// MLS //

Josef back on the board, goals the Wondo way & more from Week 4 |
So San Jose may be legit while Minnesota has to be hitting or smashing the panic button right now.

Saturday takeaways: What we learned from Week 4's action |
Also, Chicago looks pretty terrible this season as well.

Columbus Crew to change name and crest, sources say – The Athletic
The "Save The Crew" movement succeeded in keeping the MLS team in Columbus, but it may not have succeeded in preserving the team's name.

Nordecke releases a statement on the Crew’s rebrand plans - Massive Report
Rebranding a year after winning an MLS Cup seems like a massively (no pun intended) thing to do here in Columbus. MLS has too big of a hard-on for teams to just be City SC/FC these days.

Five things we liked in Sounders’ win over Timbers - Sounder At Heart
The other big win of the weekend was probably Seattle downing Portland (who really looked like a team that has played a lot of games in the last two weeks).

A rare tackle/assist set the tone in LA Galaxy’s El Trafico win - LAG Confidential
The Galaxy finally got a good win over their rivals from up the road.

Atlanta United draws 1-1 with Inter Miami - Dirty South Soccer
Josef Martinez gets his first goal since his early 2020 injury, but Atlanta couldn't hang on to the lead for the full 90 minutes.

Has the coaching cult of personality arrived in MLS? | US Soccer Players
MLS coaches are beginning to say what they think following games, something highlighted by Jim Curtin following his club's Champions League win.

Wondolowski: Comeback brace an attempt to overcome earlier mistakes this year - Center Line Soccer
You have to credit Wondo for accepting the role as a super-sub these days and cashing in on things when he gets his chance.

Red card costs Austin FC shot at history in Kansas City | The Striker Texas
Austin picked up another road loss here as a red card to Alex Ring certainly cost them a shot at a place in MLS history.