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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, September 7, 2021

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Its been quite the weekend around here but not in a good way.

MLS: FC Dallas at Real Salt Lake Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The last couple of days have been pretty rough for FC Dallas and USMNT fans. Both had disappointing results over the weekend going into Labor Day and now both face a must-win situation in their next match. We’ll get into those more as we get back into the swing of things after the long weekend.

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas stumbles on the road in a 3-2 loss to Real Salt Lake - Big D Soccer
Jesus Ferreira and Franco Jara score the goals in the loss for FC Dallas on the road.

Three things from an FC Dallas loss that took the team from playoffs to 11th | The Striker Texas
Another road loss was certainly disappointing last weekend. The loss of key players was noticeable and it possibly cost the team points.

// MLS //

LAFC without Rossi | US Soccer Players
Diego Rossi leaving LAFC for Fenerbahce means times are changing at a struggling club once known for the best offense in Major League Soccer.

Portland Timbers win in Houston for the first time in their MLS history, via a 2-0 victory - Stumptown Footy
Portland is starting to come back alive here thanks to a rare win in Houston.

Eight is enough: LAFC 4, Sporting KC 0 - Angels on Parade
LAFC snap the winless streak after eight matches, scoring four goals in a shutout at home.

How many points will it take for the Fire to make the playoffs? - Hot Time In Old Town
I think we're all starting to do some math here as we enter the final two or so months of the season.

// USMNT //

Three USA Takeaways from disappointing WCQ draw with Canada | MLSSoccer.com
Two games into qualifying and the US only has two points to show for. Sure, it is a long time before things wrap up but this one could easily come back to bite us.

What we learned from the USMNT draw vs. Canada – and what to expect at Honduras | MLSSoccer.com
The draw to Canada was by far one of the toughest things to watch as a US fan. But at the same time, I do think Canada has a legit shot at making a World Cup with their group.

Canada outclasses USMNT in draw, a low point of Berhalter's tenure – The Athletic
Nearly two years ago, Canada brought about a low point of Gregg Berhalter's USMNT tenure. On Sunday, it brought another one.

ASN article: Analysis: USMNT stumbles in qualifying following 1-1 home draw to Canada
The U.S. national team wanted - and needed - a better start ahead of World Cup qualifying. Now the road ahead becomes a test of adversity.

2022 World Cup Qualifying: USA 1-1 Canada - a disappointing result as the Americans fail to win at home - Stars and Stripes FC
What’s something that isn’t a loss but feels like a loss? Yep.

Gregg Berhalter must find solutions for USMNT's nerve-jangling challenge | MLSSoccer.com
Finding a solution right now seems weird considering how much better the US looked like two months ago.

The USMNT slips back into worrying territory – The Athletic
Lacking experience and thin on ideas, the U.S. is already prompting fears of repeating recent history.

CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying: Scouting Honduras - Stars and Stripes FC
The USMNT closes out the international window tomorrow in Honduras is what is already a must-win game.