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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, March 29, 2018

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Is it next weekend yet?

MLS: Seattle Sounders at FC Dallas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The week is nearly up as FC Dallas has another break in the schedule this weekend.

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas signs Maxi Urruti to contract extension - Big D Soccer
Three more years of Urruti at FC Dallas is a good thing, now if we can only get him scoring just a little more to justify it.

Power Rankings: No big change following draw for FC Dallas - Big D Soccer
The 1-1 draw against Portland didn’t sway the polls much this past week.

DALLAS CUP: U-19s Draw, U-14s Fall as Both Miss Out on Semifinal Qualification | FC Dallas
Sadly, it just isn't FCD's year in the Dallas Cup.

How Tournament Week Showcases FC Dallas' Next Evolution in Developing Young Talent | FC Dallas
There is no doubt about it that this week is huge for youth soccer in North Texas.

// MLS //

Wiebe: First-ever "El Trafico" will lay stakes for LA Galaxy-LAFC rivalry | MLSsoccer.com
So we're rolling with El Trafico? Eh, I guess it could be worse like SuperClasico or whatever it used to be with Chivas.

Confirmed: Zlatan Ibrahimović available vs. LAFC - LAG Confidential
The Swedish superstar is available for selection on Saturday, which makes this new rivalry even more intriguing to an outsider.

Retooled Galaxy face a battle for Los Angeles from upstart LAFC | ESPNFC
The LA Galaxy have been MLS' model franchise, but after a down 2017, they face a challenge for their home turf from expansion side LAFC.

Orlando City SC owner sells minority stake to investor Albert Friedberg | ESPNFC
That organization's value is rather high for a new side but good for all parties involved I suppose.

Tenorio: For Portland Timbers' Gio Savarese, hard work is just beginning | MLSsoccer.com
Portland still has a ways to go before I'll say they are a contender again this season but they didn't look horrible last weekend here in Dallas.

Jared Watts has been sent to Houston in exchange for $100,000 TAM - Burgundy Wave
Is a guy like Watts worth a $100k in TAM? I guess so.