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Big D Daily: News for Monday, June 21, 2021

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Starting another week off on a bad foot following a disappointing FC Dallas draw.

MLS: Minnesota United FC at FC Dallas Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The summer heat is here to stay as we quickly get through this trio of FC Dallas games for the month of June. So far, not so good though as they picked up a draw on Saturday.

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas picks up 1-1 draw against Minnesota United - Big D Soccer
Ricardo Pepi’s second-half goal saved FC Dallas from some serious embarrassment.

FC Dallas settles for another stalemate at home against Minnesota United | The Striker Texas
FCD needed a better restart to their season after the long break for international play but they were left with a draw instead.

// MLS //

Turner goes supernova, Glesnes with a thunderbolt and more from Week 8 | MLSSoccer.com
Doyle breaks down all the games from over the weekend here and his comments on FCD are pretty spot on. It felt like a complete regression.

Three takeaways from Atlanta United's dramatic draw with Philadelphia Union | MLSSoccer.com
Sunday's game was a bit of a wild one in the second half as we got some heroics late for the Union on a spectacular goal.

Austin FC marvel at "electric" opening night at Q2 Stadium | MLSSoccer.com
I think electric is a correct word to use to describe the scene in Austin on Saturday.

Three takeaways from the night 20,738 fans at Q2 Stadium will never forget | The Striker Texas
The more I saw from Austin over the weekend, the more I liked it. I know you shouldn't root for a new rival like this but it was kind of hard not to. Also, that stadium sounded loud.

Columbus Crew revel in "perfect" Dos a Cero finale at Historic Crew Stadium | MLSSoccer.com
It was good to see the Crew send their old stadium out with a solid win.

Breaking down Toronto FC's issues to start the MLS season – The Athletic
Chris Armas' new system has yet to take root with the TFC roster, causing a cascade of problems.

Q&A: Sounders' Craig Waibel on what drew him to Seattle – The Athletic
The former RSL general manager took a lot of time for himself and his family, and came back refreshed and ready for a new challenge.

Sounders Vs. Galaxy, recap: back in the saddle - Sounder At Heart
Seattle looked the part again after the international break as they picked up an important win at LA.

Held down: LAFC 1, Houston Dynamo 1 - Angels on Parade
Black-and-gold continues to struggle in unlocking wily Dynamo. Which may bode well for FC Dallas on Wednesday.

Union earn stunning point in Atlanta, as Burke and Glesnes come up clutch - Brotherly Game
After going down 2-0 on the road, the Union was able to push back late in the match to earn a tie, with help from Cory Burke and Jakob Glesnes.

Recap - D.C. United sinks 9-man Inter Miami 1-0 - Black And Red United
Ola Kamara made it three goals in two games against Miami, who had Gregore and Ryan Shawcross both sent off.