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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, April 12, 2017

FC Dallas picks up a big win in the GA Cup.

The week rolls on here as we’re only a couple more days away until the next FC Dallas game.

// FC Dallas //

Workhorse of the Week: Plenty of options from Week 6 | Big D Soccer

While we try to really put the Pachuca game behind us, our weekly poll combines that game with Saturday’s win over Minnesota.

How Pareja took advantage of listening as a coach | Dallas Morning News

Sometimes as a coach, you have to listen to those around you to make decisions. Oscar Pareja has been doing a lot of that lately with his coaches and it paid off last weekend.

Seitz and Gonzalez are in a healthy keeper battle |

In a way, this is the kind of position battle you want on your team. While a third keeper would be nice to have to help push and carry some of the load, this two man battle seems to be just fine.

Training Talk: Players on the short week |

I don’t think anyone with this club really minds the short week, given all the additional games they’ve carried this season so far.

FCD U16s picks up big win over Real Madrid in GA Cup |

Brayan Padilla was the man on the field last night for FCD as he picked up the lone goal in the win over the Spanish giants. Unfortunately it wasn’t enough to win the group but they’ll go for fifth place in the GA Cup.

// MLS //

Atlanta opens up their world-class training facility |

The one word that comes to mind when I look at the photos of this place is: damn.

Atlanta’s move into the Mercedes-Benz Stadium could be delayed | Dirty South Soccer

On the flip side, they may have to wait a few more weeks to get into their new stadium.

McCarty weighted sabbatical after trade | ESPNFC

Dax McCarty was shaken up by the trade to Chicago as much as any of us were earlier this year, so much that he nearly took some time away from the game.

Dan Kennedy retires and joins LA’s front office | LAG Confidential

We’ll always have that one season with Dan here in Dallas. I wish him nothing but the best going forward.