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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, March 2, 2017

FC Dallas continues to make history as they advance in the CCL.

Bring on Pachuca!

// FC Dallas //

Despite loss, FCD advances to the semifinals | Big D Soccer

We knew the game last night wasn’t going to be pretty at all. Most road games in the CCL are usually a slug fest of sorts. But in the end Dallas got a result that helped them move on.

Takeaways from Wednesday’s CCL loss | Big D Soccer

We had some instant reactions posted late last night about the loss. Even with the loss there were plenty of positives to go around.

How does the month of March open up for FCD? | Big D Soccer

Our monthly outlook is back for another season as we took a gander at what our opening month of the season looks like for the club. I still think seven points is doable.

FCD are the sixth team to make it to the CCL semis |

It is rare air that this group is starting to get into as the move along in this competition. I still hope they can achieve what no MLS side has been able to do in this version of the CCL.

FC Dallas hopes depth pays off in 2017 | SB Nation

As a part of the season preview for our mothership, here is an in-depth season preview for the club written by our own Chalkboard guy Jason Poon.

2017 FCD team guide |

The league’s website has a nice season preview guide for each side up as well. A second place projected finish isn’t a bad call either.

// MLS //

A beginners guide to MLS | SB Nation

If some how you are new to this MLS thing, I would urge you to start with this link. (Note: we also have a great new section of FCD 101 material to dive into as well)

FCD and TFC are pegged as early favorites | SB Nation

All the bloggers on the SBN Soccer side of things were tasked with ranking the 22 clubs ahead of the season. FCD came out on top of the Western Conference.

Biggest question facing every club | ESPNFC

Can FCD be better than just a great regular season team? I think so. The eggs are going to be firmly in the CCL and MLS Cup baskets this year. Not the Shield.

MLS vs Liga MX will be fun in CCL semifinals |

With the NY-Vancouver matchup getting the lone all-Mexican quarterfinal winner, it sets up a nice MLS vs Liga MX scenario. Which if we are being honest, is what both leagues really want anyways.

2017 US Open Cup tournament format announced | US Soccer

It seems early to talk about it but we know have an idea of when this madness will resume for FCD. Also that video at the top of the page is wonderful.