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Big D Daily: News for Monday, August 9, 2021

FC Dallas picks up a win in the first meeting with Austin FC.

MLS: Austin FC at FC Dallas Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

I think we’re all happy to get used to this feeling of watching FC Dallas succeed again here this season. Four straight games without a loss is a nice feeling following that rough patch to begin the season. We’ll get into breaking down the win over Austin a bit more here as well as looking forward to the SKC game this weekend.

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FC Dallas takes Copa Tejas lead with 2-0 win over Austin FC - Big D Soccer
Two assists from Szabolcs Schon on a night that saw FC Dallas take down their new rival.

FC Dallas head coach discusses new rivalry with Austin FC - Big D Soccer
While this article came before Saturday's win over Austin, it was still good comments to hear about the new rivalry and what it means.

Hollingshead and Ferreira give FC Dallas win in first tilt with Austin FC | The Striker Texas
The momentum from the previous matches carried on for FC Dallas as they picked up another win here.

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Pepi Hype Train takes off, Atlanta stop their skid & more from Week 18 | MLSSoccer.com
There is a lot of stuff on what FC Dallas and Ricardo Pepi have been able to do in recent games in this one. Nice to see some props given to guys like Hollingshead and Schon too.

Josh Wolff’s inexperience shows in humbling loss to FC Dallas | The Striker Texas
There were a ton of questions on Wolff's lineup selection Saturday night but in some ways that first half was all Austin.

Four thoughts on Atlanta United winning for the first time in almost three months - Dirty South Soccer
Atlanta hasn't had much to celebrate this season but they finally got a win on Saturday for the first time since the spring.

How Atlanta United's new signing Luiz Araujo will fit in – The Athletic
The Brazilian designated player has been brought in from Lille to bolster the Atlanta United front line.

Lagerwey: New signings, returning players, emerging talent should be potent recipe - Sounder At Heart
Seattle is feeling good despite their recent results as they get players returning from injuries and new talent on the roster.

Portland Timbers gut out a 3-2 home win over Real Salt Lake - Stumptown Footy
This game sort of had it all as Portland edged out RSL in a wild one.

Rattled by the Quakes: San Jose Earthquakes 2, LAFC 1 - Angels on Parade
LAFC make it a second straight loss and one that makes you really wonder if this squad can truly find its form this season.