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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, April 11, 2017

So the US, Canada and Mexico want to host a World Cup together huh?

The week continues on here as FC Dallas is getting ready for a Friday night match in San Jose.

// FC Dallas //

What we learned from FC Dallas’ win over Minnesota | Big D Soccer

Yesterday we took a good look at the keeper competition going on, the shape of the team and a few other notes.

U-18s pick up draw, remain top of Dallas Cup group | FCDallas.com

FC Dallas academy teams continues to roll on in the Dallas Cup here in all age brackets. The other youth teams had a little harder time in their second games though.

Gonzalez up for MLS Save of the Week | FCDallas.com

Go vote now folks! Jesse Gonzalez had several big saves on Saturday night.

Q&A with Fernando Clavijo | 91st Minute

Clavijo took in some questions about how the league can improve in terms of salary cap numbers and things of that nature. I wasn’t shocked to hear some of his suggestions either.

// MLS //

A full year to move forward, can Rapids fans wait that long? | Burgundy Wave

While the Rapids had a hell of a 2016 season, it appears they are already hitting the reset button on a few things this year. I would gladly take Dillion Powers off their hands if they aren’t going to use him.

Jones delivers amid controversy | ESPNFC

To be fair, the entire LA team delivered last week against Montreal, but I don’t feel like that is saying much right now.

MLS Wrap: McCarty thriving in Chicago, Petke’s dream start | Goal.com

And here is another weekend recap of sorts. I think it is fair to say that Dax McCarty would thrive with about any MLS team these days.

Formations have evolved but have we kept up in how to analyze them? FourFourTwo

This is a very interesting look at how we take in what we see from the various formations from around the league.

// World Cup //

US, Canada and Mexico announce joint bid | Stars and Stripes FC

The 2026 World Cup was already going to be a doozy but throw in some additional venues in Mexico and Canada and we have ourselves a real party. I’m slowly coming around to this idea.

The US comes out ahead in the joint bid | SI.com

The 60-10-10 split in games shows that this was truly going to be the US’s tournament but they wanted to throw the others a bone.

CONCACAF to ask FIFA to fast track joint bid | ESPNFC

Start saving your money now, lord knows how expensive it will be to get tickets.

Joint bid was for region | MLSSoccer.com

In a way, this is the dawn of a new World Cup.