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Big D Daily: News for Monday, May 3, 2021

A Monday after the first win of the season feels pretty good.

MLS: Portland Timbers at FC Dallas Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Mondays tend to drag when FC Dallas isn’t doing so well but the first win of the season does provide a little boost in our sails as a new week begins here.

// FC Dallas //

Takeaways from FC Dallas’ 4-1 win over the Portland Timbers - Big D Soccer
Between the formation switch and the kids playing well, things felt a little more normal again for FC Dallas on Saturday.

FC Dallas wins first game of 2021, a 4-1 thumping of Portland Timbers - Big D Soccer
A big first half and a pretty chippy second half saw FC Dallas come away with three points.

Munjoma hungry for more after first MLS start | The Striker Texas
We've all been waiting to see who was the next right back for FC Dallas and Munjoma proved on Saturday that it may be his time.

Three things from FC Dallas' win over the Portland Timbers | The Striker Texas
Saturday's game was more than just the goals scored as FC Dallas finally found some momentum that they could carry into their next match.

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Minnesota in trouble, RSL's new tradition and more from Week 3 | MLSSoccer.com
Right now it is anyone's guess in the west while there are some teams in the east beginning to emerge after three weeks of play.

Inter Miami denied DOGSO? Not to Phil Neville: "Referee got that decision spot on" | MLSSoccer.com
I saw the play live as it happened and thought Zimmerman deserved the yellow and nothing more (there was a ton of contact there between Zim and Robbie Robinson).

Saturday takeaways: What we learned from Week 3's action | MLSSoccer.com
The New England Revolution continue to impress in the East, we saw a CCL hangover for several teams and Real Salt Lake got a great come-from-behind win against a Western Conference foe.

Chicharito's hot start: What it means for El Tri, Galaxy, and MLS – The Athletic
With five goals in his first two games, Javier Hernández's renewed scoring output has been the biggest early story of the season.

See us now? Austin FC went to Minnesota and made a statement | The Striker Texas
I'm not sure how long Austin can sustain this until their stadium is ready for them to play in it but getting back-to-back wins on the road here is certainly a way to do it.

Sounders vs. LA Galaxy, recap: Kings of the hill - Sounder At Heart
Seattle showed that LA still has a bit of a defensive issue to overcome here in 2021.

LAFC not pleased with lackluster showing in Houston - Angels on Parade
Still unbeaten, but LAFC will want a game like Saturday's draw in Houston back.

What We Learned: Columbus Crew vs. CF Montreal - Massive Report
Columbus takes another draw in league play as they deal with the Champions League.