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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, March 28, 2018

The US picked up a win last night in a friendly.

Soccer: International Friendly Men's Soccer-Paraguay at USA Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

The midweek is here as FC Dallas is back at work, getting ready for next weekend.

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas vs. Portland Timbers: Player Ratings - Big D Soccer
A disappointing result at home, makes for some interesting ratings.

FCD On Loan: OKC Energy FC Falls 4–1 to Phoenix Rising FC - Big D Soccer
Jordan Cano and Ema Twumasi were both 90 minute starters for OKC Energy FC.

Workhorse of the Week vs Portland Timbers - Big D Soccer
A miserable home draw. FC Dallas gave a helping hand to a struggling Portland Timbers side.

DALLAS CUP: FC Dallas U-19s Tie 1-1 to Red Bull Brasil, Full Results from Monday 2018 Dallas Cup | FC Dallas
The U19s had a rough draw this year as they need some serious help to advance.

// MLS //

Warshaw: Andre Horta and LAFC's big swing at the Europe-MLS divide |
LAFC has done well so far with their DP signings, but Horta may be the biggest catch of them all right now.

Stejskal: The inside story of how the LA Galaxy landed Zlatan Ibrahimovic |
It was a three-year deal that finally came together this year for the Galaxy.

Nico Lodeiro remains ‘devoted’ to Sounders despite willingness to move - Sounder At Heart
This looks interesting for Seattle as they've already been struggling this season. Losing Lodeiro would be a big deal, even if it meant it would open a new DP slot for them.

Orlando City midfielder Uri Rosell out due to knee injury, Jonathan Spector also sidelined
Orlando just remains 'hurt' so far this season as their new additions (and some old ones) haven't been able to see the field that much.

// USMNT //

Armchair Analyst: US lock down a 1-0 win, but what's the process? |
It was one of those US games that you were either happy with in the end or totally confused by altogether.

Young USMNT passes test of toughness in gritty win over Paraguay |
Facing a Paraguay squad that wasn't interested keeping things friendly, the U.S. national team saw its young squad respond well to the challenge.

U.S. midfielders use MLS experience to silence Paraguay, Almirón | Pro Soccer USA
The young US squad knew how to silence Almiron on their way to a tough 1-0 win.