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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Toronto fails to get a win in the CCL.

Soccer: Concacaf Champions League-CD Guadalajara at Toronto FC Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

The middle of the week is here as FC Dallas continues to prepare for the Philadelphia Union this weekend.

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas vs New England Revolution: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - Big D Soccer
Do we really know who this team is here? Nope, we really don’t and that may be okay.

Workhorse of the Week vs New England Revolution - Big D Soccer
After some lackluster weeks, FC Dallas gritted a huge win on the road. Maybe the season has really begun? Cast your vote for the top player from last weekend’s vital road win.

Four FC Dallas Players Headed Overseas with US Youth National Teams | FC Dallas
Some youngsters are getting a chance on that national team scale again for FCD.

// MLS //

FT: Toronto FC 1-2 Chivas — Missed chances haunt TFC - Waking The Red
The Reds find themselves in a hole ahead of the second leg, which is disappointing to say the very least.

Armchair Analyst: Toronto FC fall on their face in first leg vs. Chivas |
Maybe it was the heavy MLS schedule for TFC (though they sat most of their starters over the weekend), or just the magnitude of the game, but they certainly made it tough on themselves to win this series.

Travel, injury, illness: CCL "grind" taking a toll on Altidore, Toronto FC |
Things looked rough last night for Jozy in this one. Really rough.

What Toronto FC must do in Guadalajara to mount a CCL final Leg 2 comeback |
Just win baby, win. That will do it for Toronto. Well, that and scoring a couple goals and not allowing more to be scored on them.

Chivas manager Matias Almeyda works around Guadalajara club's limitations in first leg win over Toronto |
Chivas were weakened by suspensions and injuries but still heads home with the advantage thanks, in part, to the Argentine manager Matias Almeyda.

Lee Nguyen trying to be positive as status with Revolution remains in limbo |
Here is once again some more numbers and thoughts on Nguyen and his status.

Exclusive Reveal for $700 Million Harlem River Yards Mega-Project, Including New York's First Soccer Stadium Designed by Rafael Viñoly - New York YIMBY
This seems like a pie in the sky kind of thing for NYCFC.

Major League Soccer releases statement on expansion |
This feels like the most obvious non-statement ever.