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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, April 28, 2016

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Three MLS games last night ended in 1-1 draws.

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The MLS week got started off rather interestingly last night with three straight 1-1 draws.

// FC Dallas //

Squad ready for rare trip to NYC | FCDallas.com

FCD doesn't get a ton of New York trips anymore with the conference set up in MLS. But Red Bull Arena has not been kind to them over the years.

See McKinnie's goal from the U-18s | FCDallas.com

FCD has three players on the U-18s at the moment and all are doing well, especially Weston McKinnie who scored the other day.

// MLS //

Is it too late for some teams? | MLSSoccer.com

This is some interesting data to look at. On one hand, it seems as if FCD is already safe for a potential playoff spot but on the other hand, they've nose-dived in the past out of first out of a playoff spot.

Sneak peak of Detroit's proposed stadium | MLSSoccer.com

I know some of you aren't on board with a Detroit team but that stadium is pretty sweet looking. Makes me think how much behind the times Toyota Stadium is already getting.

Is Detroit the next frontier in MLS? | ESPNFC.com

ESPNFC's crew discuss whether or not going to Detroit makes sense for the league.

Oduro scores late to help Montreal escape NY with a draw | Mount Royal Soccer

NYCFC looked as if they were going to survive a cagey match last night with Montreal at home but in the end our old pal Dominic Oduro rescued the points for the Impact.

No timetable for Lampard's return | Goal.com

Surprise, surprise, Frank Lampard is still out of the lineup for NYCFC. He has basically put himself atop the all-time bad additions list in MLS in my book. Which is saying something since I was such a big Lampard fan during his Chelsea days.

Timbers hang on for a draw in New England | Stumptown Footy

Boy, I will keep saying it, New England does not look like a playoff team. Even if they got a draw against the defending champs at home, they look nothing like a team that will make the post season.

Vancouver and SKC play to draw | The Blue Testament

This was a rather good result for FCD in the grand scheme of things though SKC is starting to reel a bit down the standings.

PRO undone by amateur behavior | Once a Metro

Need more talk of the officials? Here is a good piece that looks at why having the chief of the refs discuss openly the mistakes that the refs are making is a bad thing.