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Big D Daily: News for Monday, May 8, 2017

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FC Dallas remains unbeaten following another win.

Once again we start another week following the latest FC Dallas win.

// FC Dallas //

Scratching the Chalkboard: Big Game Maxi | Big D Soccer
Dive into the notes on Tesho Akindele for a moment too. Its possible Oscar Pareja has finally unlocked how to properly use him.

Talking Points: FC Dallas dismantles Real Salt Lake | Big D Soccer
Urruti's brace wasn't the only big discussion topic to come out of this game.

FC Dallas Sees Improvement on Both Sides of the Ball in 3-0 Win Over Real Salt Lake | FC Dallas
The 4-4-2 looked really good at times on Saturday night. Moving Tesho Akindele up top with Urruti was a nice play but it also worked well when Cristian Colman entered the match too.

Javier Morales Returns to Real Salt Lake, but Doesn't See Action in 3-0 FC Dallas Win | FC Dallas
It was a pretty emotional night for Javier Morales but the way the game played out, Oscar Pareja was wise to go this route with his return to Salt Lake.

Maxi Urruti's hot start has FC Dallas looking even better than last year | MLSsoccer.com
Six goals on the year so far for Urruti. He is on pace for a pretty damn good season folks.

RSL vs. FC Dallas: Three things we learned | RSL Soapbox
And a little more from the RSL side of things as they stew over this loss a bit.

// MLS //

Armchair Analyst: On the road to 50 goals & more from Week 10 | MLSsoccer.com
I do find it very interesting that Atlanta has regressed as much as they have lately and Minnesota has flipped the switch entirely and is now more interesting to watch.

Sapong's gong, ruthless Loons, Javi reunion: What you missed in MLS Week 10 | MLSsoccer.com
There was a ton of wild games this weekend in MLS. Seeing how Portland and KC both lost. Philly finally scored their first win and then Houston blanked Orlando. Just a wild weekend.

Union remind Philly what a win is; Houston shows Orlando a rude defeat | ESPN FC
And another weekend recap of sorts to go through.

Why leading in May doesn't mean much for MLS Cup hopes (talk to us on June 1) | FourFourTwo
Interesting numbers but certainly some truth to it. This has always been a league that sees teams get hot late and win the Cup. Not start hot early.

Depth proves to be the key for several MLS teams on Saturday | Goal.com
Between Houston's romp over Orlando, San Jose's win over Portland and Philly's first win, it was a wild weekend in MLS.

S2 announces plans to move to Tacoma | Sounder At Heart
This is an interesting development that could begin to be a bit of a trend in these MLS-USL teams. I could see FCD take a similar approach.