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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, April 6, 2017

Is it Saturday yet?

The week is nearly in the books here as FC Dallas is back at home, getting ready to take on Minnesota.

// FC Dallas //

Talking points from FC Dallas’ loss to Pachuca | Big D Soccer

Some players didn’t step up in the moment like we needed them to but I do think it was a valuable learning experience that this team can build from going forward.

What we learned from FC Dallas’ 3-1 loss at Pachuca | Big D Soccer

But that loss will also sting for some time too when you really think about it.

Rankings Recap: FCD holds steady at the top | Big D Soccer

On the bright side, in league play, the rest of the league does fear what we can do right now.

Hollingshead recovering from injury | ESPNFC

The mental change to not have the fear to do what comes naturally after a big injury is tough. Hopefully Ryan Hollingshead doesn’t play with fear moving forward.

// MLS //

Vancouver crashes out of the CCL at home | Eighty Six Forever

Well the MLS party in the CCL has wrapped up another disappointing run and once again we’re left with two Mexican teams in the final.

MLS may be improving but so is Liga MX | ESPNFC

The sad part is both Tigres and Pachuca never looked their best in route to this CCL final.

Blame MLS clubs for CCL predictability |

It may seem a little harsh to do that but at the end of the day, when you have $5 million rosters against $40 million ones, who do you think is going to win out?

Close calls doesn’t change that MLS is still chasing Liga MX | FourFourTwo

And more of the same comments following last night’s CCL exit for Vancouver.

What to watch for in week 6 |

I am glad they mention that this could be a classic trap game for FC Dallas. We’ve seen the CCL hangover time and time again for MLS sides. Minnesota is also coming off their very first win in MLS too.

Luis Gil loaned to Orlando City | The Mane Land

Gil is back in MLS and back with his old manager Jason Kreis. He has been with Querétaro FC of Liga MX since last season. RSL gets some allocation money in the process too.

MLS expansion fallout after St. Louis’ failed vote |

There are loads of goodies in this series, including seeing that there is a timeline out there on Miami now, which they really need to move on from here. Three years has been long enough.