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Big D Daily: News for Monday, April 3, 2017

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FC Dallas is back in action tomorrow!

The two week layoff for FC Dallas is nearly over.

// FC Dallas //

April Outlook: Will Champions League glory or hangover happen? | Big D Soccer

It feels a little weird to say something like this so early into a new season but this could very well be the most important month this year for FC Dallas.

Squad Selection: Who do you have against Pachuca? | Big D Soccer

We know some more guys are returning from injury here but will we see any changes going into tomorrow’s match? I doubt it.

Oak Cliff native Omar Gonzalez stands in FCD’s way | Dallas Morning News

As much as I want to support Omar Gonzalez, tomorrow night he is once again the enemy.

The science behind acclimating to the altitude | FCDallas.com

The club has spent nearly a week in Mexico as a way to adjusting to the conditions. Here is a little explanation as to why they did this.

// MLS //

Doyle: Week 5 observations | MLSSoccer.com

While FCD was in Mexico, the rest of the league was in action this past weekend. There were plenty of interesting results (Minnesota winning, Seattle-Atlanta tying, Portland struggling late).

Torres scores a hat trick in latest Dynamo win | Dynamo Theory

It should be noted that all of Houston’s wins so far have come in Houston. But Cubo Torres is scoring goals again, lots of them. Also, this hat trick was pretty sweet.

Schweinsteiger scores in Chicago debut | SB Nation

That was definitely the kind of debut the Fire wanted out of their new DP. A goal and some solid play through the midfield. It was against a banged up Montreal side but a point is still good for the Fire.

Whitecaps take down LA 4-2 | Eighty Six Forever

Right off the heels of trading Ketuka Manneh, the Whitecaps scored a big win and maybe even some confidence ahead of the CCL clash with Tigres.

Minnesota secures their first MLS win | E Plurius Loonum

RSL isn’t any good here and they still got two in on this defense but when Minnesota gets their offense going, they look fairly decent here.

McNamara goal sparks debate for NYCFC | Goal.com

Tommy Mac replaced Andrea Pirlo and then scored a goal. Now the locals in the Bronx are curious if they need to adjust how to use Pirlo. Uh, yes. Maybe.