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Big D Daily: News for Monday, April 27, 2015

April showers bring more hatred for Houston this week.

Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

It is derby week! FC Dallas will battle Houston this Friday in the first of three meetings this season. We'll dive into that series a lot this week but first we have your morning links to get into.

// FC Dallas //

Diaz gets his first goal of the year |

Not only was it Mauro Diaz's first goal of the season but it was also his first start in a month. Both equally big.

FCD takes solace in hanging on to get a point |

It should have been three points, it should have been three points. No doubt about that.

// MLS //

Week 8 thoughts from around MLS |

Matt Doyle offers up his thoughts on a busy week in MLS that saw a lot of goals. He also thinks Blas Perez should have been smarter on his red card.

Sounders and Timbers renew rivalry |

Part of me is glad that FCD and Houston didn't play this weekend, no one would have seen anything of it because of the Cascadia Cup.

Garber: LAFC stadium info should be revealed in 30-40 days | The Goat Parade

The Don met with a bunch of journalist on Friday and gave up a ton of interesting info, including some on LAFC and their stadium search.

League to release allocation rules soon |

Out of that same discussion with Garber, we found out that we'll get some newish allocation rules this season. Fun.

No truth to the Rimando to Impact rumor | RSL Soapbox

Apparently several keepers from around the league are in some journalists mind for a short-term loan for the CCL final this week. Crazy town.

Frei an option for the Impact | Sounder at Heart

While the Rimando thing appeared to be crazy talk, Montreal does have some legal chances at getting someone to fill in this week on a short-term loan. I just can't wrap my head around this sort of thing this early in the morning.

Mix and match, how roster turnover affects MLS teams | Analytics FC

A very interesting look at roster turnover and the league's SuperDraft. I've said for years that there is a cause and effect with roster turnover in MLS. The good teams try to limit their turnover as much as they possibly can.

Why parity is the best thing going in MLS | Eight by Eight

Yeah, sometimes parity is what makes this league great. I'll give you that. But sometimes it is hard to argue that it is there anymore with the fact that LA has won three out of the last four titles.

Alright, that looks to do it for now. What do you all have going on today?