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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, April 19, 2017

More national team call ups for FCD academy players.

The week continues here as FC Dallas prepares more for Sporting KC.

// FC Dallas //

View from the East: Futbol Friday | Big D Soccer

One of our latest looks at the San Jose draw talks about a couple topics worth diving into.

Pareja isn’t concerned over Colman’s lack of finishing | Dallas Morning News

This one has loads of good info from Oscar Pareja on Cristian Colman, the keeper battle and the team giving up goals late.

Late goals: FC Dallas talks recent lessons during home stand |

Two big games already this season where FCD has given up a goal in the final minute of a match. That kind of mentality has to change before long.

FCD to open up Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta |

Due to some scheduling and construction issues, our visit to Atlanta will now be the opener of their new stadium. Crazy that we’ll visit Minnesota, Atlanta and Orlando all in a row late in the season like that too.

// MLS //

Doyle: After seven weeks, here are 22 questions for 22 teams |

The lone question on FCD revolves around Colman and his scoring. I still think he’ll get there before long. His two CCL goals tell me that much.

Top five MLSers to play in GA Cup |

Some good love there for Brayan Padilla in this one.

Montero’s MLS revival mirrors Vancouver’s | ESPNFC

I’ll be perfectly honest, I after watching a couple of Vancouver’s recent games I still can’t tell whether or not they are a good team. I tend to lean on the ‘they’ll crash out before the playoffs’ thought.

LA signs Jack McInerney | LAG Confidential

After a long layoff on the market, Jack Mac remains in MLS with another west coast team. I’m kind of shocked he landed in MLS again, I really thought he’d get gobbled up by a NASL side.

Real or fake: How early schedules distorts what we know | FourFourTwo

Yes to this article. Seriously, when you have teams with long home stands early in the season like Chicago, Orlando, or San Jose, you tend to overlook their records because of that. Same is true for those teams that have been on the road a bunch.

For Seattle, every decisions starts with data | FourFourTwo

We live in a digital world with lots of numbers. I would say it has been paying off pretty well for the Sounders too.