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Monday's rink: FC Dallas get caught in a draw on a wild weekend in MLS

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A rough two-game trip to the Pacific Northwest is not in the books for FC Dallas. They only scored one point for him, but that’s fine. Nico Estevez and company now have a full week of rest and training ahead of their next game on Saturday, but they also have the All-Star Game midweek.

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Goal in injury time helped FC Dallas’ relief point against Portland – Big D Soccer
Both teams scored goals in the final minutes of the match, making the match a wild end.

FC Dallas vs Portland Timbers: Highlights, Stats & Quote Sheet – Big D Soccer
All the facts from FC Dallas’ wild draw in Portland.

Watch FC Dallas leave Portland with something to show after 1-1 draw | Mad striker in stoppage time
After all their hard work seemed to be in vain, FCD managed to reach its goal.

North Texas SC advances Portland Timbers 2 to playoffs – Big D Soccer
After an optimistic win last week, North Texas is looking to pick up momentum against a struggling opponent.

Sebastian Leggett adapts quickly after flash in FC Dallas debut | Striker
The midfielder first trained with the team on Thursday, but scored FCD’s near-perfect game against the Timbers on Saturday night.

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Shaqiri heats up, Zelarayan looking like MVP, Vazquez in league best 9 and more from Week 24 | MLSSoccer.com
This was a memorable weekend for MLS. A ton of goals, lots of wild results and a few surprises along the way.

‘Classic Lorenzo’: Toronto FC marvels at Golazo in Lorenzo Insigne game-winning | MLSSoccer.com
Lorenzo Insignie definitely arrived here with his first goal in MLS. It was beautiful.

LAFC is on record pace as Chicho takes on Cerundro’s challenge. MLSSoccer.com
What’s even more crazy to me at this point is that LAFC has a few games left and their lead continues to grow week by week.

LAFC Adds Dennis Buanga To MLS Deadline, Attack Creates Potential Traffic Jam – The Athletic
The move gave Steve Cerundro five highly-skilled and well-paid positions, along with three forward spots. It seems like a bold strategy.

FC Cincinnati’s shrewd Matt Miazga move puts an end to Chelsea’s lessons – The Athletic
The way this deal came about for Cincinnati was a stroke of genius.

MLS Transfers: The smartest summer deals from across the league – Backheeled
Now that the deadline is in the rearview mirror, let’s take a look at some of the best deals MLS teams have made during the transfer window.

Above the Line: Charlotte FC 2, Chicago Fire 3 – Hot Times in Old Town
Fire found a better way this summer.

Columbus Crew bounces back to win 3-2 over New York City FC – Massive Report
An important victory over the reigning MLS Cup champions is exactly what Columbus needed.

Recap: Toronto FC take important road win in Nashville – Waking The Red
Of all the teams to win this weekend, this may have been one of the best results for FC Dallas.

Revs score 3 loading points despite roster depletion – The Bent Musket
The Revs took their first win since June 19th without Bou, Borrero and Vrioni.

4 Thoughts on Andrew Gutmann’s Great Goal – Dirty South Soccer – Seattle Sounders
In fact, this could be bigger than Nashville’s loss…or about the same. Either way, it’s a great result for FCD.