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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, April 24, 2018

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This just in...FC Dallas is still the only unbeaten team in MLS.

Noah Riffe

The week continues on here as FC Dallas begins to prepare for a trip to the Big Apple.

// FC Dallas //

Observations from FC Dallas’ 2-0 win over the Philadelphia Union - Big D Soccer
Maxi Urruti loses and wins back his starting spot, and Jimmy Maurer has clinched the MLS Save of the Year award all in one game.

Oscar Pareja’s changes pay off for FC Dallas in the win over Philly - Big D Soccer
The fact that Oscar can rotate key players like Mauro Diaz, Maxi Urruti and Carlos Gruezo, is a big deal these days.

WHAT WE LEARNED: Three Takeaways from FC Dallas' 2-0 Win Over Philadelphia | FC Dallas
Reggie Cannon was damn good on Saturday. Damn good.

Jacori Hayes breaking through for FC Dallas | Top Drawer Soccer
A second-year midfielder is making the most of his chance with FC Dallas at this point in the 2018 season.

Jimmy Maurer on the uncertainty of life in the lower divisions | US Soccer Players
FC Dallas goalkeeper Jimmy Maurer's late arrival in MLS came after significant experience in the US lower divisions and an understanding of what that means for players.

// MLS //

2018 MLS Ambition Rankings: Which clubs raise the bar highest? | SI.com
As much as I hate these rankings each year, I'm happy to see Grant Wahl not bitch and moan about the team being in Frisco. The ranking for FCD is one that I am indifferent about too, seems about right really.

MLS Ambition Rankings: Numbers behind Western Conference clubs | SI.com
Obviously, FCD's comments are the ones you want to read here. Nothing new or groundbreaking really but worth a gander.

Warshaw: Deals to do before the MLS trade deadline | MLSsoccer.com
Lot of deals being thrown around on this piece but no FCD ones worth mentioning.

Pool parties, secret rooms, local culture: 10 Things About LAFC's new home | MLSsoccer.com
So many interesting things in this stadium, one that I cannot wait to visit one day.

The slow-burning Chicago Fire project now seeks its signature moments | FourFourTwo
As Chicago continues its upward trajectory from miserable years past, the Fire's long-term plan needs to show that big results are imminent.

Vieira refuses to address Arsenal rumours and Wenger departure | FourFourTwo
Patrick Vieira was asked about Arsenal and Arsene Wenger but the New York City head coach was only keen to dissect Sunday's loss in MLS.