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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, May 10, 2018

A big night in MLS sees a couple of upsets.

MLS: Sporting KC at Atlanta United FC Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

The weekend is drawing closer as several MLS teams battled through a busy Wednesday night.

// FC Dallas //

Player Ratings: How each FC Dallas player did following the draw at LAFC - Big D Soccer
FC Dallas travelled to Los Angeles and handed the expansion side their first draw. Here is how we rated them after that.

FC Dallas vs LAFC: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly - Big D Soccer
Another draw may seem lame to some but getting results on the road is important.

Power Rankings: FC Dallas remains steady after draw - Big D Soccer
Another draw sees things balance out for FCD in the rankings.

FC Dallas Academy update: May 2018 - Big D Soccer
There are a lot of good comments in this one from Luchi Gonzalez.

Defensive Midfield Depth Only Making FC Dallas Stronger Where it Matters Most | FC Dallas
I would say the midfield depth in general is very strong at the moment for FCD, not just the defensive midfield.

INTERNATIONAL: Homegrown Defender Chris Richards Called to US U-20 National Team | FC Dallas
FCD's newest HGP is getting some international minutes for the youth national team right now. Not bad after a trip to train with Bayern Munich.

// MLS //

Sounders at Toronto FC, recap: Seattle rides bear to victory - Sounder At Heart
Seattle went on the road last night and scored a major victory.

Battle of Kings – Salloi plays Midas as Sporting KC turns back hosts Atlanta United FC - The Blue Testament
The bigger win of the midweek had to be SKC's road victory at Atlanta. Talk about a statement win.

Atlanta United vs. Sporting Kansas City, recap: Five Stripes’ unbeaten streak snapped - Dirty South Soccer
Oh yeah, and that loss for Atlanta snapped a long unbeaten run here.

Under pressure: LAFC flies past Minnesota United, 2-0 - Angels on Parade
LAFC got back to winning last night as they downed Minnesota at home.

Columbus Crew SC grind out 1-0 win over the Union in midweek clash - Massive Report
The Black & Gold are now four matches unbeaten after a a three-game losing streak.

You Don’t Choose The Scam Life: Chicago Fire 1, Montreal Impact 0, MLS game recap - Hot Time In Old Town
The Fire hit late to steal a win over the Impact, with Kevin Ellis playing the hero.

Tom Ricketts Buying Majority Stake In Chicago USL Team - Hot Time In Old Town
The Chicago Cubs owner has formed a joint venture with property developers Sterling Bay. Some see this as a MLS play, I think it puts more pressure on the Fire to be smart about where they play.

Man City to New York City? Frank Lampard talks up MLS move for Ivorian midfielder | Goal.com
Yaya Toure could swap Manchester City for New York City this summer, according to Frank Lampard. Oh boy.