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Big D Daily: News for Monday, August 30, 2021

FC Dallas continues to grow their lead in the Copa Tejas standings.

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MLS: FC Dallas at Austin FC Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports

We always say that a Monday after an FC Dallas win feels good. And this one certainly feels good. FC Dallas went down to Austin and showed the rest of MLS what they’re capable of on Sunday night.

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas hammers past Austin FC with a 5-3 win - Big D Soccer
Ricardo Pepi and Jesus Ferreira continue their magical ways with two goals each.

FC Dallas: Head of Texas class with big win in Austin | The Striker Texas
Best in State? Yeah, FC Dallas is miles ahead of their expansion neighbors, though Austin did put up a good fight.

Ricardo Pepi and Jesus Ferreira's youthful chemistry on full display to propel FC Dallas |
The youth display for FC Dallas continued to shine and this time it was on a national stage.

// MLS //

Truth in the numbers, another epic El Trafico & more from Week 22 |
It was a really busy week across MLS with rivalry games all over. There are some good comments here on the Ferreira-Pepi combo too.

Inside the summit between MLS and Liga MX club owners – The Athletic
I am kind of relieved that a merger wasn't talked about more last week with these two leagues. I don't really want that to happen anytime soon.

Why Freddy Juarez went from RSL head coach to Sounders assistant – The Athletic
Juarez's surprising move will see him go from head coach of RSL to an assistant on Brian Schmetzer's staff in Seattle.

Sounders vs Timbers, recap: Agony of defeat - Sounder At Heart
After the Seattle women beat the Portland women, the Timbers came out and surprised the Sounders.

Yellow light: LAFC 3, LA Galaxy 3 - Angels on Parade
The winless run continues for LAFC despite the wild rivalry game with the Galaxy.

Colorado Rapids earn a draw on the road against Sporting Kansas City - Burgundy Wave
Jonathan Lewis scored his fourth goal of the season in a hard-fought 1-1 tie.

Columbus Crew defeat F.C. Cincinnati 3-2 to break losing streak - Massive Report
Two late Miguel Berry goals fueled the comeback for the Crew in one of the better and more entertaining games of the weekend.

Gonzalo Pineda: “They Wanted to Win. Those Little Actions Mean Something.” - Dirty South Soccer
Nashville came into Atlanta and got a statement win over the Five Stripes and their new manager.

Three things from Dynamo FC’s 2-1 loss to Minnesota United FC | The Striker Texas
I know some are blaming Tab Ramos for this (and rightfully so) but I do think it also speaks to how this team was put together. It’s just not good.