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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Toronto and New York do MLS proud by advancing.

Soccer: Concacaf Champions League-Club Tijuana at New York Red Bulls Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Things are slowly looking up for MLS teams in the Champions League as two of them advanced to the semifinals on Tuesday night.

// FC Dallas //

Hot Take: The Soccer Hall of Fame is exactly what Toyota Stadium needs - Big D Soccer
Toyota Stadium has always lacked a bit of a personality for me but the new HOF could help improve that.

Ask BDS: Transfers to FC Dallas, offensive woes and more - Big D Soccer
You asked more questions, and I tried my best to answer them.

Spreading the Offensive Minutes, Wing Battle with Seattle and More | FC Dallas
If your questions of me weren't enough, here are ones to Carter over at FCD.

FC Dallas goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez doubtful for Sunday as he works back from knee injury | Dallas Morning News
Jesse has been dealing with some knee issues for a little while now. So expect to see Maurer back in goal.

FC Dallas puts extra emphasis on communication if off week to help defense improve | Dallas Morning News
The one big thing keeping this group from being truly back to what we saw in 2016 is chemistry due to poor communication. It will get there.

// MLS //

FT: Tigres 3-2 Toronto FC — Giovinco free kick sends Toronto past Mexican champions - Waking The Red
Toronto went to Mexico and came out on top thanks to some away goals and heroics from Sebastian Giovinco (who else right?).

Recap: New York Red Bulls vs. Club Tijuana 03/14/2018 | Matchcenter
If MLS is looking for a statement win over a Mexican team, it could easily be this one.

Tenorio: Minnesota United brass to visit Colombian striker Darwin Quintero | MLSsoccer.com
Minnesota is joining a fairly long list of MLS teams that have shown interest in Quintero.

Revs linked to Fulham attacker - The Bent Musket
This one is interesting given how New England is about things with their current players in the midfield (Nemeth and Nguyen).

Chivas’ stadium didn’t recover from the weekend concert - Sounder At Heart
Oh boy, this could make Seattle's game tonight very interesting.

Campeones Cup latest venture to unite Liga MX with Major League Soccer | ESPNFC
I think the new Cup is a nice step forward in getting the two leagues on the field against one another more.

CONCACAF Chief of Football thrilled with MLS competitiveness in new CCL format | Goal.com
The new tournament format has certainly made things better for MLS sides.

Chaos theory: How LAFC’s rotating attack crushes opponents | FourFourTwo
Their attack is good right now but I do see a weakness in defense that someone will figure out before long.