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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, March 1, 2018

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Goodbye Champions League, hello regular season.

Well last night was interesting to say the least for FC Dallas in their 3-2 win over Tauro.

// FC Dallas //

Champions League: FC Dallas beats Tauro FC 3-2 but fails to advance - Big D Soccer
Sloppy defensive play leads to FC Dallas’ exit from the Champions League.

FC Dallas Can't Overcome Early Mistake in CONCACAF Champions League Exit to Tauro FC | FC Dallas
Mental mistakes left and right cost FCD an extended stay in the new Champions League.

'I think it's a failure': After elimination from CONCACAF Champions League, FC Dallas looks to regular season | Dallas Morning News
Overall, last night proved that it could be a very long season ahead of us here.

Pareja on FC Dallas' CONCACAF Champions League exit: "I am responsible" |
Some things looked good but the rebuilt defense did not live up to the hope we had in it.

// MLS //

Armchair Analyst: Frontrunners, the Pack & all 23 MLS teams by tier |
That week one lineup for FCD is a bit out there, no way Jordan Cano starts this weekend (especially given how he was injured earlier in the week).

Jesse Marsch urges fellow MLS coaches to commit to playing young players |
I would like to see more teams go this direction too.

Bořek Dočkal is officially a member of the Philadelphia Union - Brotherly Game
Philly got their 10 yesterday as they announced the signing of the Czech international.

All Sounders games will be available on YouTube TV - Sounder At Heart
I like seeing teams go the streaming deal route for their TV deal.

Ezequiel Barco out 4-6 weeks with injury - Dirty South Soccer
Atlanta will have to wait to see their new star, which makes things a bit more interesting.

Joao Moutinho poised for breakout rookie season with LAFC |
Joao Moutinho, the first overall pick in the 2018 MLS draft has taken hold of a starting role with LAFC, and could be the top rookie in the league this season.

Full season memberships for LAFC games sold out for inaugural season - Angels on Parade
The more we see new clubs sellout their season ticket base, the more you wonder if that day will ever be a reality here in Dallas.

Zions Bank Real Academy Grand Opening - RSL Soapbox
You seriously need to get a look at this place. I kind of wonder if facilities like this are going to put FCD behind the curve before long.