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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, March 16, 2017

FC Dallas picks up an important win over Pachuca.

It may be a small lead but FC Dallas took care of business last night in the Champions League.

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Acosta scores a ridiculous free kick goal | Big D Soccer

Just put this one on loop (and mute) all day folks. All day.

FCD picks up a 2-1 win over Pachuca in the first leg | Big D Soccer

Our little recap of last night’s game. FCD had their moments in this one to put it away more but Pachuca held on.

FCD overcomes early jitters in latest comeback | MLSSoccer.com

Those first ten minutes or so looked about as bad as we’ve seen from this group in 2017 but they overcame it and still managed to win the game.

Doyle: FCD wins while Caps still have work to do in CCL | MLSSoccer.com

That all-MLS CCL final still has a lot of work to do before it can become reality.

Three FCD players called into international duty | Big D Soccer

No Matt Hedges in this round for the USMNT team but that just means he’ll be fresh for that second leg in Mexico.

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Gap between MLS and Liga MX is real | ESPNFC

I would say it is closer than we think but there is certainly a big divide between the two leagues.

Is an aging Zlatan worth the money for LA? | FourFourTwo

The answer is always yes when it comes to whether or not to bring in Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

The evolution of MLS stadiums | FourFourTwo

Things certainly have come a long way in this league from the days of stadiums with one end having a stage (like ours) to what we’re seeing now in Orlando with a large standing supporters section.

Can the Revs thrive without a team-run USL side? | The Bent Musket

Several MLS teams are asking this these days, including FCD. Right now it appears that if you aren’t going to run a full team that at least having some controlling interest in one (like Houston or San Jose do) works pretty well too.

Why using the ‘hey ya’ chant on goal kicks is a must | Dirty South Soccer

I love any Outkast related ideas for Atlanta United. This one is perfect too.

Diskerud discusses loan from MLS | ESPNFC

In true Mix Diskerud fashion, he says the loan took some zen. Okay.