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Big D Daily: News for Monday, September 13, 2021

Another winless weekend for FC Dallas has the playoffs in doubt.

MLS: San Jose Earthquakes at FC Dallas Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

I guess in some way we need to enjoy the ride that we’re on with Ricardo Pepi and FC Dallas. The draw with San Jose was certainly a disappointment since the team had to come from behind to even get that. Now we have to quickly turn around and go to New York tomorrow night. That won’t be easy.

// FC Dallas //

19 possible Ricardo Pepi replacements for FC Dallas - Big D Soccer
Look, we all know it is going to happen before long so why not be prepared?

FC Dallas drops points at home in a 1-1 draw with San Jose Earthquakes - Big D Soccer
We got another Pepi goal but there was a lot that didn't go right against San Jose on Saturday night.

Three takeaways from a draw with the San Jose Earthquakes that mirrored FC Dallas' season as a whole | The Striker Texas
Like this one points out, how this team stays healthy over the next couple of weeks will be key for this team.

Ricardo Pepi pushes forward | US Soccer Players
Ricardo Pepi is putting together a standout season for FC Dallas and has already made the difference with his first USMNT opportunity.

// MLS //

Revs on a record pace, Miami & Atlanta make their push & more from MLS Week 24 |
The notes on FCD in this one are pretty spot on. The team can play well but also look like crap at the same time.

Saturday Takeaways: What we learned from Week 24's action |
There were so many games on Saturday night that really shook up the playoff races in both conferences.

“A massive result for us”: FC Cincinnati celebrate first win at TQL Stadium |
I won’t lie here, I really thought they had already picked up a win in their new building. But, I was proven way wrong on that.

Three takeaways from the night Austin FC became the worst in the West | The Striker Texas
Houston finally ended their long winless rut while things went from bad to worse for Austin.

Five Things we liked from Sounders’ first home win in two months - Sounder At Heart
It is kind of crazy to think that it has been that long since Seattle won a game.

Sporting KC start quick, hold strong in 2-0 win over Chicago Fire - The Blue Testament
Two goals in the first six minutes were all that were needed for Sporting KC to win their first match in five attempts

Crew fall to Inter Miami 1-0, further denting playoff chances - Massive Report
If you think it has been rough for Dallas, the Crew kindly ask you to hold their beer.

Gonzalo Pineda: “I Think We Are Going to Look More Dangerous” - Dirty South Soccer
Atlanta looked dangerous on Friday night in more ways than we've seen out of them this year.