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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 | MLSsoccer.com
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 | MLSsoccer.com
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 | MLSsoccer.com
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.