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Big D Daily: News for Monday, May 16, 2016

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FCD ends the busy week with six points.

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Six points out of the two home games last week was exactly what FC Dallas fans were looking for.

// FC Dallas //

Pareja hopes six point week is a message that FCD is back | Dallas Morning News

After three straight road shutouts losses, FC Dallas returned home last week to get two straight wins over conference rivals. In a way that is exactly how you need to respond.

Akindele on why he wore his first name on his jersey | Dallas Morning News

I talked to Tesho Akindele after the Portland game about his jersey and his immediate comment was that it was totally worth whatever fine MLS hands him.

FCD goes two-for-two at home | Dallas Soccer News

Two wins but more importantly, the offense is starting to show signs of life again.

Confidence is starting to grow again for FCD | FCDallas.com

Just looking around the locker room this past week, you can tell the mood is much better and the guys are miles more confident than they were before the Portland game.

Pareja on the Seattle win: we deserved it | MLSSoccer.com

No doubt about it, FCD was the better team on Saturday night as they handled Seattle well in all areas of the game.

Post game observations for Seattle | Sounder at Heart

From the Seattle side of things, they just chalked it up to not being good enough on the night.

// MLS //

Zlatan won't play for LA in 2016 | ESPNFC.com

Taylor Twellman had a few words about the potential Zlatan to LA rumors that began swirling around last week.

Union looking to cash in on Zlatan discovery claim | Goal.com

Some how you can put a player like Zlatan on a discovery list in MLS. Philly apparently was the first team to do so this season and could end up cashing in on it if he were to actually come here this season.

Week 11 analyst | MLSSoccer.com

Boy, there was a lot to chew on this week in MLS from the wild game at BMO Field between Vancouver and Toronto, to NYCFC knocking off Portland, to SKC possibly getting back on track with a win over Orlando.

SKC finding form and more from week 11 | ESPNFC.com

Teams in the eastern conference are starting to make that race even more interesting.

No contact from Celtic about Coyle | Dynamo Theory

So before the weekend some rumors out of Europe were suggesting that Celtic were starting to go after Houston head coach Owen Coyle. Now that looks to be off the table for now. Though I'm sure some Dynamo fans wouldn't be upset to see him go.

Six trades that have shaken up MLS | FourFourTwo

In light of last week's Kei Kamara trade to New England, here are a few others that really did a number on the league.