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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, June 1, 2021

FC Dallas enters the international break with a lot of work to do.

MLS: FC Dallas at Colorado Rapids Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

The rough month of May is in the books here as FC Dallas is off for a few days as we begin the nearly-three week international break. I’m sure we’ll have plenty to say about the current state of things but let’s get into some links to get the month of June off on the right note.

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FC Dallas drops another road game, losing 3-0 to the Colorado Rapids - Big D Soccer
It just continues to go from bad to worse for Luchi Gonzalez and FC Dallas.

Michael Barrios heaps misery on former team as FC Dallas search for momentum continues | The Striker Texas
We had a feeling going into this one that Barrios could be a difference-maker against his former club.

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Armchair Analyst: Reds reeling, Busio levels up and more from Week 7 | MLSSoccer.com
And with that, a bit over 20 percent of the season is done and we are heading into a three-week break for the Nations League. But first, let's take a look at Week 7.

27 Takeaways: One observation on every MLS team after Week 7 | MLSSoccer.com
The brief comment on FCD tells you what you already know about the club at the moment.

MLS Week 7's top young-player performances | MLSSoccer.com
If you don't begin this week's recap by looking at what Gianluca Busio did in SKC's win, you're doing it all wrong.

Austin FC rewarded for choosing substance over style in draw with Seattle | The Striker Texas
Of all the results over the weekend, I think Austin could feel the best about their draw in Seattle.

Inter Miami's MLS punishment: Heavy fines and new violations – The Athletic
Miami will have limited roster flexibility in the next two seasons after carrying five designated players in 2020, among other violations.

Inter Miami gets MLS-record $2M fine, $2.2M cap hit over Designated Player dealings | ESPNFC
MLS has handed Inter Miami a $2 million fine -- the stiffest in MLS history -- over violations of the league's salary budget and roster regulations.

Timbers have some perspective after difficult loss - Stumptown Footy
While it was certainly not the ideal way for Portland to enter the international break, the Timbers feel good about at least getting six points these past three games despite injuries.

Four thoughts on Atlanta United’s topsy-turvy draw vs. Nashville SC - Dirty South Soccer
This was one of the wilder games from this past weekend.

Toronto FC are off to their worst start to an MLS season since 2012 - Waking The Red
If you think things are bad right now in Dallas, Toronto kindly asks you to hold their beer.