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Big D Daily: News for Friday, March 23, 2018

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FC Dallas welcomes in Portland tomorrow afternoon.

Manchester United v Brighton and Hove Albion - Premier League Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images

The weekend is finally here as we see the month of March come to a close.

// FC Dallas //

Squad Selection: What is FC Dallas’ best lineup against Portland? - Big D Soccer
Oscar Pareja has lots of options for Saturday afternoon, but which lineup is the best one to face the Timbers?

KNOW YOUR ENEMY: Portland Timbers | 3.24.18 | FC Dallas
Portland has struggled so far this season under new manager Giovanni Savarese.

4 ways the Portland Timbers can beat FC Dallas and get a first win of 2018 | Pro Soccer USA
If FCD is able to stop the Diegos tomorrow, they should extend the Timber's losing streak to start 2018.

After tough year, FC Dallas hopeful they have plenty of options in attack |
The options are certainly there for FCD in the attack but it is going to be on Oscar for making sure he selects the right players against each team.

// MLS //

Reports: Zlatan Ibrahimovic leaving Manchester United for LA Galaxy |
It is actually happening folks. Also those ticket prices in May when LA visits are going to go up.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic signs with LA Galaxy - LAG Confidential
The fact that LA is getting to sign him with just TAM is rather impressive.

How will the LA Galaxy use Zlatan Ibrahimovic? - LAG Confidential
If he is healthy enough, you play him right away.

LA Galaxy's move for Ibrahimovic a no-brainer, but is he up for the challenge? | ESPNFC
You don't say no to Zlatan Ibrahimovic, especially not at the price the Galaxy got him for, but will their gamble on an injured 36-year-old pay off?

Why signing an aging Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a gamble worth taking for MLS |
Major League Soccer's quest to erase its "retirement league" label may take a hit, but signing Swedish star Zlatan Ibrahimovic is well worth it.

Ibrahimovic to LA Galaxy? Beckham, Drogba, Pirlo and the other stars to try MLS | FourFourTwo
Big names have come to MLS over the last ten years with mixed results.

Freedman: It's time our prospects shouldered the weight of expectation |
Some young players have worked out over the years, while plenty of others have struggled to meet the expectations.

Italian giants Juventus announced as 2018 MLS All-Star Game opponents |
I know some folks don't like the All-Star set up but I do like seeing MLS get clubs like Juve in for the big match.

David Beckham's Miami MLS team now looking at multiple suburban stadium sites | Pro Soccer USA
This stadium saga never seems to end for Miami.