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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, February 22, 2018

FC Dallas has to regroup after Champions League loss.

Well the season didn’t start off quite like we all had hoped last night for FC Dallas in Panama.

// FC Dallas //

Champions League: FC Dallas falls in first leg to Tauro FC 1-0 - Big D Soccer
A busted corner kick gives the Panama side the early advantage.

The Curious Tale of Santiago Mosquera’s Impact - Big D Soccer
How will the arrival of the new winger/striker influence the rest of the team? We saw a good glimpse of it last night.

SCENARIOS: How FC Dallas Can Advance in Leg Two Round of 16 Match vs. Tauro FC | FC Dallas
Win by two. It is as simple as that.

FC Dallas Left with Work Cut Out in Leg Two of CONCACAF Champions League Round of 16 | FC Dallas
That preseason rust was pretty much still a thing for FC Dallas last night. They didn't look sharp in all stages and that goal felt like 2017 all over again.

After Champions League debut, here's what FC Dallas needs for strong 2018 |
It truly comes down to Mauro Diaz in my book. All on him.

Reggie Cannon feels ready for starting role as FC Dallas looks to rebound from poor 2017 |
His minutes were limited in 2017 but last night started a jumping off point for him as he went the full 90.

// MLS //

Sounders GM Lagerwey: "We're going to prioritize Champions League" |
Of the five MLS sides, I actually do like Seattle's chances a lot. Maybe even more than Toronto's.

Shot at CCL glory important to Sounders, MLS - Sounder At Heart
Again, some more on Seattle in the CCL.

MLS homegrown minutes go up but chances for young U.S. talent limited | ESPNFC
MLS homegrown players had record contributions in 2017, but those numbers betray just how few chances young Americans and Canadians are getting. As you might expect, a lot of FCD talk in this one.

Major League Soccer announces details for first eMLS Cup tournament |
Who is up to represent FC Dallas in this?