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Big D Daily: News for Monday, April 16, 2018

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FC Dallas returns home with their unbeaten mark in tact.

MLS: FC Dallas at New England Revolution Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

The new week is here as FC Dallas returns home with three more points in their pockets.

// FC Dallas //

Jacori Hayes dazzles, and is the 4-4-2 FC Dallas’ best lineup? - Big D Soccer
Is the 4-4-2 the right look? What does that mean moving forward as the team returns home.

FC Dallas picks up road win; 1-0 over the New England Revolution - Big D Soccer
Jacori Hayes picks up his first professional goal in the win as the defense pitches a shutout.

WHAT WE LEARNED: Three Takeaways from FC Dallas' 1-0 Win Over New England | FC Dallas
I must say, letting Chris Seitz go in favor of getting Jimmy Maurer has looked really good so far.

Jacori Hayes Scores First MLS Goal as Stellar 2018 Campaign Continues | FC Dallas
So far this season Hayes has been a revelation for FCD.

Three things: FC Dallas creates without Mauro Diaz in road win | Pro Soccer USA
They may have figured out how to play without Diaz on the road but they'll need to turn around and figure something out with him again this weekend at home.

// MLS //

Armchair Analyst: Battle of East titans, Darwin's debut & more from Week 7 | MLSsoccer.com
As you might expect, Doyle has a few more thoughts about FCD following their win on Saturday.

East team offered Revs $750K in allocation for Lee Nguyen, reports Twellman | MLSsoccer.com
The price tag has gone down...by gosh can't we bring Lee home already? But seriously, seeing that number be below the $1 million in allocation is kind of shocking that the Revs wouldn’t have sold at a higher price. Or maybe that market for him just isn’t what we all think it could be.

5 takeaways from LAFC’s 2-0 win at Vancouver Whitecaps - Angels on Parade
LAFC looked like the team that we saw a couple weeks back before their losing streak.

FT: Colorado Rapids 2-0 Toronto FC — Early goal sinks TFC youngsters - Waking The Red
Toronto went on the road and played the kids while the veterans rest up for the CCL final on Tuesday.

Red Bulls Rebound against the Impact - Once A Metro
New York looks just fine after crashing out of the CCL.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic leads LA Galaxy to road win over Chicago Fire - LAG Confidential
Zlatan gets a start and a goal on the road.