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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, March 15, 2017

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Tonight is a big night as FC Dallas battles Pachuca.

It is game day again around these parts as FC Dallas hosts Pachuca.

// FC Dallas //

Scouting Report: How FCD can beat Pachuca tonight | Big D Soccer

Need to get in the know about Champions League opponent tonight? We have a pretty solid scouting report of the Mexican side for you.

FCD focused on Pachuca and the tall task ahead | Dallas Morning News

A lot of people seem high on FCD’s chances in this series but it all starts with a good result tonight.

CCL: It’s our leg, home belongs to us | FCDallas.com

Once again I will toot the horn of ‘you win your home games, you draw on the road’.

FCD asks ‘why not us’ ahead of CCL semis | MLSSoccer.com

This team is certainly built to handle this tournament. And so far this season we’ve seen the depth rise and handle the league slate too.

Dallas and Pachuca thrive with youth | Goal.com

Some times younger is better I suppose. I would expect a fun game tonight either way though.

FCD sees an offer rejected for a South American keeper | Big D Soccer

I’ll continue to state that I don’t really care for the use of an international roster slot on a keeper. But trust the process right?

// MLS //

Whitecaps fall 2-0 in first leg to Tigres | Eighty Six Forever

A 2-0 hole isn’t all that bad really for Vancouver but they have to figure out a way to beat Tigres at home and also not give up anything in the process.

Doyle: It is not a salary cap, it is a salary budget | MLSSoccer.com

Some very interesting information continues to come out regarding MLS rosters and budgets this year.

MLS to address LA Twitter video | SI.com

And I thought the NFL was the No Fun League. Yeesh.

Garber talks to Grant Wahl at SXSW | MLSSoccer.com

I won’t lie, it is kind of cool to see a MLS discussion at a thing like SXSW. That is one way to grow the league.

Sjoberg sidelined with hamstring injury | Burgundy Wave

Colorado just lost one of their bigs in the back with Swedish defender Axel Sjoberg going on the shelf for at least six weeks.

Atlanta vs Chicago game will be first MLS game on Facebook | Hot Time In Old Town

I do like seeing MLS go to some untraditional means to broadcast their games these days like Facebook. While the experience on those platforms have a ways to go, it is still a smart venture in my book.