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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, April 12, 2016

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One more day until FCD takes on Portland.

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The big rematch against Portland is tomorrow night as FC Dallas quickly gets ready for the Timbers.

// FC Dallas //

Atiba's gift brings Perez family home | FCDallas.com

If you didn't like Atiba Harris before, then you really need to watch this video. The dude has a massively big heart.

// MLS //

Uncle Lamar saved MLS back in 2001 | Soccer Today Podcast

Steve Davis was telling me this story after Saturday's game. Really fascinating stuff. The interview comes about 10 minutes in or so but the whole show is worth a listen. I had always heard rumblings of the league potentially folding back around 2000 or 2001, now we know it actually died for a brief moment.

X-rays come back negative for Nagbe | SI.com

So that is a positive thing to see for Darlington Nagbe. Now the question remains, how long will he actually be out?

Holden: No excuses on the de Jong tackle | MLSSoccer.com

Stuart Holden knows all too well what a tackle from Nigel de Jong looks and feels like. He's now in the awkward place where he will be called on anytime as a de Jong tackle expert when someone gets hacked down like Nagbe did.

Blame LA for the tackle too | Yahoo Sports

Blame the player. Blame the team! Blame for all involved!

New York right to stick with BWP | MLSSoccer.com

The slow start for the Red Bulls has really hit Bradley Wright-Phillips. The veteran striker has cooled off much like the rest of his team has here in the early goings of the season.

Three questions from Portland's draw with LA | Stumptown Footy

Our opponent tomorrow night takes a look at three things that could help offer us a little insight to what the Timbers have to offer following their previous game on Sunday.

Sapong back on track after rough year | Goal.com

Don't look now but the Union are leading the charge out in the East. I don't know if that means the Union are actually a good team yet or if the rest of the East is just that bad. Still, it is nice to see a guy like CJ Sapong doing well.