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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, April 26, 2018

So close but no title for Toronto.

Soccer: Concacaf Champions League-Toronto FC at Guadalajara Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

The week is quickly coming to an end as FC Dallas is getting set to head to New York City this weekend.

// FC Dallas //

How can FC Dallas be taken more seriously around MLS? - Big D Soccer
Just keep winning? Beat someone on the road in a big way?

FC Dallas vs Philadelphia Union: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - Big D Soccer
Jimmy’s double save was awesome but that attack still has work to do when we really dive into things.

Player Ratings: How each FC Dallas player did against Philadelphia - Big D Soccer
FC Dallas gets a big home win, and their bench shines the brightest in our latest rankings.

FC Dallas Sees Strength in Varied Tactics as They Find Regular Season Rhythm | FC Dallas
The smaller field will make things challenging defensively but FCD has the people in place to make things happen.

// MLS //

FT: Chivas 1-2 Toronto FC — Reds fall on penalties in CCL final - Waking The Red
Penalty kicks in pressure situations just isn't a thing Toronto has been good at over the last couple of years.

Armchair Analyst: Three quick thoughts from a painful CCL final |
Disappointment doesn't even begin to describe it for Toronto fans but you have to tip your hat at their management for pulling out all the stops in this one.

Warshaw: Toronto FC did everything in the CCL they needed to, except win it |
Now the narrative is that MLS is even closer to Liga MX due to the penalty loss.

First Reaction: Toronto FC lose the CCL final in heartbreaking fashion |
Losing on penalties is never an easy sight to see but Toronto had their chances and just didn't come away with it all.

NYCFC’s Patricof: Harlem Yards isn’t happening - Hudson River Blue
NYCFC fans continue to get frustrated with their stadium situation.

New training facility finally gives NYCFC a home to call its own | FourFourTwo
As the stadium search drags on, NYCFC opened a new, world-class training facility for its day-to-day operations across the Hudson River.

Ranking D.C. United’s upcoming road games in terms of difficulty - Black And Red United
DCU has eight straight road games left before going to their new stadium.