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Big D Daily: News for Monday, March 5, 2018

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Week 1 is in the books across MLS.

MLS: Real Salt Lake at FC Dallas Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

And just like that we are done with the first week of the season here. It is only going to go quicker from here.

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas gets late gift to tie Real Salt Lake 1-1 - Big D Soccer
A few blown chances and miscues give FC Dallas a point at start the season. But that is okay.

What we learned in the season opener against RSL - Big D Soccer
The defense continues to work through some issues here in the early part of the year.

FC Dallas vs Real Salt Lake: Highlights, stats, and quote sheet - Big D Soccer
All the facts from the season opener.

WHAT WE LEARNED: Three Takeaways from FC Dallas' 1-1 Draw with Real Salt Lake | FC Dallas
The chances were there on Saturday night and eventually those will get cashed in.

// MLS //

Armchair Analyst: Forever orange, purple resilience & more from Week 1 |
Week one showed that up was down and down was up for most of the league. But that is just MLS for ya.

Favorites lose, LAFC debuts, and youth was on display in Week 1 | ESPNFC
Parity continues to reign supreme with another wild opening weekend across the league.

Columbus Crew SC ruin the party; defeat Toronto FC 2-0 - Massive Report
If the Houston victory over Atlanta wasn't crazy enough, Columbus going into Toronto to spoil their big trophy day was pretty crazy too.

5 thoughts on Atlanta United 0-4 Houston Dynamo - Dirty South Soccer
The Five Stripes have some soul searching to do after its ugliest defeat in franchise history.

Houston Dynamo vs Atlanta United Final Score: Dynamo kick off 2018 season with 4-0 victory - Dynamo Theory
A massive rout on Atlanta. Who saw that one coming?

Bob Bradley on LAFC’s first win: “A lot of positives, great to win. Still a lot of work to do.” - Angels on Parade
LAFC might be playing a little above their level but they sure seemed like a fun team to watch on Sunday in Seattle.

Midfielder Efrain Alvarez signs with LA Galaxy - LAG Confidential
LA goes back to the academy for their latest signing.

Fail to prepare, prepare to fail: How Precourt’s naivety created the Crew’s worst-case scenario | FourFourTwo
Courting Austin while shunning Columbus, the Crew SC owner is caught in a web with no clear resolution. He can blame himself for that.