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Big D Daily: News for Monday, May 17, 2021

Another not so good result for FC Dallas on the road.

MLS: FC Dallas at Minnesota United FC David Berding-USA TODAY Sports

Remember those seasons when FC Dallas would open up the year with a long streak of unbeaten games? Yeah, those days seem like ages ago when you stack against this one right now that has one win in five games to begin this season.

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FC Dallas gives away late goal in 1-0 loss to Minnesota United | Big D Soccer

Yeah, between returning to a formation that doesn’t work that well, to an unlucky bounce late in the game, FC Dallas is struggling so far this season.

Three takeaways from FC Dallas' frustrating 1-0 loss to Minnesota United | The Striker Texas
There are going to be a lot of questions asked of Luchi Gonzalez and company after this last loss.

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Armchair Analyst: Galaxy sitting on a goldmine, Williamson levels up & more from Week 5 | MLSSoccer.com
Man, what a busy week in MLS between all the midweek games and then the huge slate of weekend games.

Saturday takeaways: What we learned from Week 5's action | MLSSoccer.com
The LA Galaxy continued their impressive start to life under Greg Vanney, Atlanta and Minnesota secured much-needed, but not entirely convincing, wins at the death and Portland and Colorado showed their quality out West.

FC Cincinnati: TQL Stadium atmosphere, second-half comeback building blocks for future | MLSSoccer.com
Cincy didn't get the win that they needed to have when opening a new stadium but there was certainly some hope for them out of the result.

FC Cincinnati stadium opens to a team still under construction – The Athletic
FCC president Jeff Berding admitted that the club is still trying to recover from a series of early missteps after entering MLS.

Daryl Dike at Barnsley: Analyzing all 31 of his shots so far – The Athletic
Analysis of all of Dike's shots in England offers a sense of how good he's been, and how good he could be, for Barnsley and the USMNT.

Last place in MLS means different levels of pressure on coaches | US Soccer Players
Minnesota United, FC Cincinnati, and the Chicago Fire are in different situations at the bottom of the conference tables in Major League Soccer.

Sounders vs. LAFC, recap: still better than Bob - Sounder At Heart
Sounders close out a three-game week with a 2-0 win over LAFC and are truly looking like the class of the west right now.

LA Galaxy giving hints they’ve turned a corner after latest victory - LAG Confidential
Greg Vanney has been working his magic so far this season for the Galaxy but this one was over an expansion team that is starting to hit that wall.

Woes continue with 2nd straight loss; Columbus Crew fall 1-0 to New England - Massive Report
Columbus is feeling the pain of rough league play while they go through the Champions League.

Two thoughts on Atlanta United’s supporters willing their team to a dramatic win over CF Montreal - Dirty South Soccer
Atlanta had 40k in attendance for this one (which is still super wild to me) and come away with a dramatic win.