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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, September 15, 2021

It wasn’t a loss but the defense continues to leak easy goals.

MLS: FC Dallas at New York City FC Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

FC Dallas will come home with their heads held high, or at least level following last night’s draw against NYCFC. It is the kind of performance that you want to explore deeper but also quickly move away from and on to the next one. Yeah.

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FC Dallas comes from behind twice to draw New York City FC 3-3 - Big D Soccer
It wasn't great in the back from the defense but two goals from Jader Obiran and one from Jesus Ferreira helped give Dallas a valuable road point.

Nkosi Tafari returns home to New York after a year that has reinforced his activism, playing prowess | The Striker Texas
This one was posted before last night's game but it is worth a share on how far Tafari has come this year.

FC Dallas goes through full phase emotions in back-and-forth draw with New York City FC | The Striker Texas
To go up early and then down twice in one match is exhausting but that is just how this season has been.

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Three most improved MLS clubs in 2021 — and how they did it |
Kind of odd and funny to me that all three on this list are in the Eastern Conference but whatever. I'd throw Colorado in at the top of the most improved list.

Three takeaways from Seattle Sounders' dramatic Leagues Cup semifinal triumph |
Seattle wants trophies and they'll get their shot at one later this month in Vegas.

Sounders vs Santos Laguna, recap: We are going to Vegas, baby - Sounder At Heart
It took the Sounders a bit to find the lone goal but in the end they did it. Now they wait to see who they'll get in Las Vegas.

Savarese’s Timbers tenure and the battle to ‘right the ship’ in 2021 - Stumptown Footy
After a rocky start to the season and a show of faith from Merritt Paulson, will Giovanni Savarese turn results around and remain in charge of the team past 2021?

Houston Dynamo FC supporters cautious about expectations as club looks for new general manager | The Striker Texas
Again, I know people are frustrated here with the club but I don't think it has been nearly as bad as things down in Houston.

Miguel Berry lifts Columbus Crew to a comeback home victory vs. New York Red Bulls - Massive Report
Down a goal, the Crew push for two second half goals in a victory over the New York Red Bulls.