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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, April 18, 2017

FC Dallas returns to training to prepare for a two-game home stand.

The week rolls on now as FC Dallas begins to prepare for Sporting Kansas City this weekend.

// FC Dallas //

Now more than ever, FC Dallas needs a USL side | Big D Soccer

It isn’t about putting another team on the field under the brand, it is really about developing the next line in the player development system that is missing.

How all the academy sides did in the GA & Dallas Cups | Big D Soccer

It should be safe to say that the academy clubs for FCD had themselves one heck of a week.

Reynolds makes U-17 roster for CONCACAF Championships | FCDallas.com

Another HGP is on the books for World Cup qualifying for the US. Bryan Reynolds has been a busy kid these days with national team camps and games.

// MLS //

An MLS XI that could top Real Madrid this summer | MLSSoccer.com

Last week it was announced that Madrid would be taking on the MLS All-Stars in Chicago this summer. So why not build a roster that can compete?

MLS clubs have no interest in John Terry | ESPNFC

Terry is stepping down from Chelsea later this year but for now no MLS sides are going to make a run for his services. Good.

Hertzog: MLS didn’t want to listen to input from Klinsmann | ESPNFC

I mean, can you really blame the league for that? I certainly don’t.

Drogba brings Phoenix’s expansion in to spotlight | ESPNFC

Early on in the expansion process, I had Phoenix down on my list of potential markets but when you put in a big name like Didier Drogba and have a decent stadium plan that could actually work out, opinions change.

Red Bulls reaping academy rewards in MLS | Goal.com

While we may boast a ton of HGPs here in Dallas, what New York has been doing these last couple of years has been pretty impressive to watch with theirs.

As TV viewing habits change, MLS looks to stay ahead of the curve | FourFourTwo

Watching a MLS game last week on both TV and Facebook was a change of pace for me but one that I certainly welcome.