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Big D Daily: News for Monday, April 30, 2018

Monday following a loss is never fun,

MLS: FC Dallas at New York City FC Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Well, the fun run is now over for FC Dallas as they met their match in NYCFC yesterday evening.

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas drops first game of 2018; a 3-1 loss to NYCFC - Big D Soccer
David Villa scores his 400th career goal (for club or country) in the win as FC Dallas struggled on the road to get anything going offensively.

Scratching the Chalkboard: Is the 4-4-2 here to stay? - Big D Soccer
FC Dallas performs well, but ultimately falls to NYCFC, who are clearly a top three team in this league right now.

Santiago Mosquera Scores First MLS Goal in 3-1 Defeat to New York City FC | FC Dallas
Mosquera looks like the real deal more and more on the field for FC Dallas.

// MLS //

Armchair Analyst: Zlatan issues in LA, Revs for real & more from Week 9 |
There was plenty to take in this past weekend around MLS.

LAFC fans, players, even owners awed by Banc of California Stadium's debut |
Just that celebration at the end was worth watching. This is going to be a tough place to pick up points in too.

Unbelievable! LAFC 1, Seattle Sounders 0 - Angels on Parade
LAFC gets their first win at home, and will now get FCD next. Yay.

Your LAFC stadium food guide: Bludso's, Beer Belly and Seoul Sausage | Pro Soccer USA
If you are going to LA this weekend to take in the new stadium and FCD...enjoy some of this for me.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic calls for more from LA Galaxy as poor home form overshadows brilliant debut | ESPNFC
Since Zlatan Ibrahimovic's debut in a 4-3 win against LAFC, LA Galaxy have played four times and lost three of them, all at home.

Kaku’s Penalty Edges the Galaxy - Once A Metro
The old LA-NY rivalry was alive and well this past weekend. Also, those all-red kits for NY are hot.

Recap: Atlanta United 4-1 Montreal Impact - Dirty South Soccer
I can't decide which Kevin Kratz goal was better on the day for Atlanta.

Philadelphia Union offense finally comes alive with goals from Dočkal, Sapong & Ilsinho - Brotherly Game
After scoring only three times through the first six games of the season, the Union attack equaled that number on Saturday against DCU.

No more excuses for Toronto FC’s results, it’s time to start winning - Waking The Red
The CCL excuses are tired for Toronto fans as Saturday's draw against Chicago may be one of the more surprising results of the weekend.