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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, April 14, 2016

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Another road win should make everyone happy.

Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

After two straight draws, FC Dallas picked up a nice win last night in Portland.

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas downs champs, surges to the top of the league | MLSSoccer.com

Thanks to a SKC loss at home against Colorado last night and the win in Portland, FC Dallas is back at the top of the table where they belong.

Three first half goals boost Dallas in win | Goal.com

It did look a little easy at times last night in Portland.

Timbers completely fall apart in loss to Dallas | The Oregonian

We've seen results like that before but on the bad side like Portland is experiencing this morning. Portland is definitely feeling the price you pay as a defending champion as everyone gives you their best shot.

Garbage fire lit as Timbers lose | Stumptown Footy

Yikes, that is one way to react to the loss. But if you were a Timber fan last night you'd probably feel the same way as their defense got lit up in all kinds of ways by FCD's attack.

// MLS //

Wondoloski moves up to 4th in all-time scoring | MLSSoccer.com

Don't look now but Chris Wondolowski is back to his old self in the goal scoring department.

Colorado downs SKC | The Blue Testament

No rest for FCD here as they have to quickly look ahead to Sunday's clash at home with SKC. Sporting didn't start a normal lineup in this one and it showed as they looked lost at times against a Colorado team that is for lack of better terms puzzling to watch.

Red Bulls can recover from slow start | ESPNFC.com

Despite the 2-0 loss on the road last night and the other losses, I don't know if New York can regain their mojo from 2015 anytime soon. They just look lost out there.

Put away the pitchforks, is de Jong really that bad? | LAG Confidential

I know I would struggle if FCD had a guy like Nigel de Jong playing for them. You'd almost have to take it a game at a time with the way things go with him.

The dirt is turning at DCU's stadium site | Black and Red United

Until the shovels are really moving the dirt, then I'll get excited by this stadium. Heck, it may not excite me until the steel goes up and the seats are installed.

How strong is out of state support for Orlando City? | The Mane Land

A pretty interesting look at what other states support one of the newer clubs in the league. I'd be curious to know what it is like for FCD as well.