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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, March 15, 2018

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Seattle crashes out of the CCL, will that hangover last until Sunday?

MLS: Real Salt Lake at FC Dallas Andrew Dieb-USA TODAY Sports

We’re nearing the end of the week here as FC Dallas continues to prepare themselves for Seattle this weekend.

// FC Dallas //

Practice Report: FC Dallas preps for Seattle match - Big D Soccer
Anton Nedyalkov is back in training and should play this weekend, Jesse Gonzalez on the other hand is not.

FC Dallas Squad Rankings: March 2018 - Big D Soccer
Where do the players stand within the squad? We have a new ranking system to sort all of that out.

Brandon Servania Undergoes Successful Procedure to Correct Compartment Syndrome | FC Dallas
I for one am glad tis was caught and is being addressed.

FC Dallas, Seattle Sounders FC Both Have Something to Prove in Rare Early-Season Meeting | FC Dallas
Usually it seems like we get Seattle in the summer and the fall but never in the spring at home. This weekend should be interesting.

Santiago Mosquera needs to adapt quickly to MLS rhythm to help FC Dallas | Pro Soccer USA
It will take some time for him to get acclimated to MLS, but the sooner the better.

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Sounders at Chivas, recap: Champions League ends in whimper - Sounder At Heart
Seattle got crushed last night in Mexico, and the injuries that came from this game will impact this weekend's match in Frisco.

Boehm: Counting up the small things that made the MLS-Liga MX gap smaller |
So now MLS has two teams moving forward against two Mexican teams. We've seen this story before but it does feel like TFC and New York can give MLS a better shot.

Forget the Campeones Cup: Can MLS conquer its Champions League demons right now? | FourFourTwo
Toronto FC and the New York Red Bulls knocked out Liga MX foes, a possible turning point in the foreground of a new commercial event.

Tenorio: From Jamaica to USL to DC, Dane Kelly finally gets his MLS shot |
If you don't know Dane Kelly, well, you should. The dude has been a terror at the USL level for years.

Giovani dos Santos out with minor hamstring injury - LAG Confidential
There is a lot of pressure circling around Gio these days. He won't be apart of that friendly in Arlington next week for Mexico.