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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, May 4, 2017

Only one more day until FC Dallas heads to Utah.

The week is rounding the corner and is heading towards the weekend as FC Dallas continues to prep for Real Salt Lake.

// FC Dallas //

Quick Burns: What area does FC Dallas need to focus on in the next transfer window? | Big D Soccer
With the transfer window closing in MLS next week, what will be the focus later this summer for Fernando Clavijo? A third keeper? Another center back? Or something else entirely?

Javier Morales Set to Make His Return to Former Home | FC Dallas
This is doing to be a pretty big and likely emotional game for Javier Morales on Saturday. I'm sure he'll get a heroes' welcome back at Rio Tinto but once kickoff happens he'll be the enemy for RSL fans.

OFF THE PITCH: Mauro Diaz's Recovery | FC Dallas
It is hard not to watch Mauro Diaz in training and not get excited about his pending return to the field.

// MLS //

Sebastian Giovinco fires Toronto FC to narrow win over Orlando City | Waking The Red
Orlando looked better late but when Giovinco gets going like he has been as of late, stopping this Toronto side won't be easy.

Dom takes two bites of the apple | The Blue Testament
Sporting KC is now the leaders in the west on points after their two goal win over New York. This game also had the Dom Dwyer I've been expecting to see this season.

Growing pains: Changes afoot for MLS' old-line coaching fraternity? | FourFourTwo
Coaches groomed in-house or within the league used to get the benefit of the doubt. But it looks like we're starting to see a shift in less patience in some places and quicker decisions on if teams should make a coaching change.

Youth, health, and goals: Three keys to righting a wayward Real Salt Lake | FourFourTwo
And a little more on this weekend's opponent and how they've been struggling this season.

Jermaine Jones Giovani dos Santos issues as LA Galaxy lack fear factor | ESPN FC
What's gone wrong for LA Galaxy? Here's a look at the key factors behind their early-season struggles which include problems up and down the field.

David Villa signs one year contract extension to remain with NYFC through 2018 | Hudson River Blue
Villa isn't going anywhere after this season and quite honestly he is turning into one of the league's all-time best DPs.

St. Petersburg approves stadium plan amid MLS expansion bid | ESPN FC
The MLS aspirations of St. Petersburg, Florida received a boost on Tuesday, with voters overwhelmingly approving a plan to renovate Al Lang Stadium. I do enjoy the looks of this stadium on the waterfront too.