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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, March 7, 2018

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New York picks up a massive win in Mexico.

MLS: Concacaf Champions League-Olimpia at New York Red Bulls Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

The CCL is back in action, not that we here in Dallas really care now that FC Dallas is out. Still, MLS got a great result last night.

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas vs Real Salt Lake: Player Ratings - Big D Soccer
How did the FCD players rate in the home opener? We stack them all up here in our new ratings piece.

FC Dallas vs Real Salt Lake: The good, the bad and the ugly - Big D Soccer
So FCD can get forward but will they find their finishing as the season progresses? Let's hope so.

Chalkboard: FC Dallas’ wasteful offense, but youth show promise - Big D Soccer
The youth movement feels like it is back on for FC Dallas after week one.

Workhorse of the Week vs Tauro and Real Salt Lake - Big D Soccer
Yesterday was election day around town, did you also vote here?

FC Dallas Signs Homegrown Alan "AlanAvi" Avila as Club's Official eMLS Athlete | FC Dallas
So a gut that was in the youth system is now the club's eAthlete (did I do that right?)? Cool.

Jacori Hayes impresses in FC Dallas midfield on opening weekend | Pro Soccer USA
More love on Hayes as we progress through this bye-week.

// MLS //

Recap: Club Tijuana vs. New York Red Bulls 03/07/2018 | Matchcenter
It may be an overstatement on my part but was this the biggest win in Mexico for a MLS side to date? Feels like it.

Dos a cero: Red Bulls bounce Tijuana in first leg of CONCACAF quarterfinals | Pro Soccer USA
BWP got a brace but the real hero may have been in net as Luis Robles racked up a ton of saves.

Warshaw: 3 matches, 3 paths to CONCACAF Champions League victory for MLS |
New York already got their foot in the right direction with two away goals last night, can Seattle and Toronto join them?

Stejskal: How Seattle landed promising attacker Magnus Wolff Eikrem |
Like Toronto, Seattle is one of those teams in MLS that has used their TAM wisely.

Torn between the love of two clubs - Sounder At Heart
I have a feeling that some FCD fans would have been in this boat had we advanced to play Club America.

CONCACAF Champions League is the only way MLS can prove its quality - Sounder At Heart
Yes, concurrent tournaments can be confusing, but the biggest trophy on offer right now is the CCL.

Columbus loss just the wake-up call Toronto FC needed - Waking The Red
Sometimes you need a bad loss early to set the tone for change. Toronto got brought back down to earth last weekend.

Precourt Sports Ventures and MLS responds to Attorney General lawsuit - Massive Report
Not surprisingly, PSV and MLS object to the recently-filed lawsuit. This back and forth is not going away anytime soon.

Miami suggests golf course as possible MLS stadium site | ESPNFC
Yeah, this feels like it is only going to go so well.