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Big D Daily: News for Monday, April 2, 2018

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Zlatan shows up for LA in a big way.

MLS: Los Angeles FC at Los Angeles Galaxy Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Another bye weekend for FC Dallas is (thankfully) in the books as we begin a new month.

// FC Dallas //

DALLAS CUP: FCD U13s Victory 5-0 Rayados McAllen Crowned Dallas Cup Champions | FC Dallas
It was not the same tournament week for FCD teams as it has been in the past but the academy was able to produce one Dallas Cup champion.

Strange start to season has FC Dallas in unfamiliar territory | Pro Soccer USA
The whole on a week, off a week scheduling has been super weird to start the season.

// MLS //

Armchair Analyst: Zlatan, Zlatan, Zlatan Zlatan & more from Week Zlatan | MLSsoccer.com
The fact that Zlatan's first shot on goal was that one from 40 yards out tells us all we need to know about how things are going to go with him in LA.

I gave them Zlatan – Ibrahimovic revels in two-goal Galaxy debut | FourFourTwo
After his Hollywood-style entrance and two goals, Zlatan Ibrahimovic praised the LA Galaxy fans for spurring him on.

'God' Zlatan Ibrahimovic produces debut miracle after prophetic LA Galaxy team-talk | Goal.com
Zlatan Ibrahimovic asked a question of his new teammates on Friday that may have them believing in a higher power after Saturday's stunning debut.

Ibrahimovic's epic debut bodes well for long, challenging journey in MLS | ESPNFC
Zlatan Ibrahimovic arrived with a bang, but whether the Galaxy star can sustain his goal-scoring form in L.A. will be what determines his MLS legacy.

Bottling the emotion of El Trafico - LAG Confidential
But in all seriousness though, El Trafico was pretty damn fun to watch on Saturday.

LAFC’s Benny Feilhaber: My mistake turned game vs. LA Galaxy - Angels on Parade
LAFC had a 3-0 lead before all hell broke loose.

Jozy Altidore scores his goals when Toronto FC need it most - Waking The Red
Toronto has a big CCL game coming up this week but they needed a good result over the weekend that Jozy helped them get.

Orlando City vs. New York Red Bulls: Five Takeaways - The Mane Land
I know the LA rivalry had a lot of drama but this was probably the crazier game of the weekend.

Sounders 0, Montreal Impact 1: Home loss another slap in the face - Sounder At Heart
So Seattle has lost two straight at home to start the season? Wow.

San Jose 1, NYCFC 2: Second half heroics lift Blues past Quakes - Hudson River Blue
NYCFC may be the best team in the league right now. No...they are the best team in the league. I'm just going to say it.

GA Cup: Recapping the 2018 Generation adidas Cup | MLSsoccer.com
Seattle and Sporting KC picked up GA titles over the weekend as well.