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Big D Daily: News for Friday, May 11, 2018

Time to bring on the Galaxy tomorrow afternoon.

MLS: Los Angeles Galaxy at FC Dallas Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The weekend is here as FC Dallas is back at home for another game this weekend.

// FC Dallas //

Mauro Diaz is FC Dallas’ highest paid player in 2018 - Big D Soccer
Mauro Diaz is FCD’s highest paid player while some others got some big bumps in 2018.

What lineup will work best for FC Dallas against the LA Galaxy? - Big D Soccer
What kind of tactical changes does Oscar Pareja make this week? Does he revert back to his old formation or continue on in this 4-4-2?

FC Dallas welcomes Zlatan, slumping Galaxy to Toyota Stadium | Pro Soccer USA
FC Dallas will take on the LA Galaxy Saturday for the first time this season and a packed house is expected for it.

Kris Reaves Undergoes Successful Core Muscle Repair Surgery | FC Dallas
Another one of these injuries to the HGPs. A lot of you wonder what is going on with this but if you think about how these guys are all dealing with being in a professional environment for the first time, and everything that goes with it. It shouldn't be a shocker to see so many of them deal with little knocks like this as they learn to take care of their bodies.

// MLS //

Reports: Wayne Rooney has agreed in principle to a D.C. United move - Black And Red United
The move has been all over the place yesterday as DCU and Rooney appear to be on the same page.

We are now in a world where TMZ is asking Ben Olsen about Wayne Rooney - Black And Red United
Has MLS finally made it?

Wayne Rooney Transfer News: Allardyce confirms 'negotiations' with D.C. United | Goal.com
Everton manager Sam Allardyce is "comfortable" with him leaving to go to MLS. Okay then.

MLS player salaries: From 'Pay the man!' to 'He makes how much?' | ESPNFC
The salary list reveal is always a fun topic of conversation.

Sebastian Giovinco is new MLS top earner Ignacio Piatti cracks top-10 | ESPNFC
Sebastian Giovinco topped the list of Major League Soccer's highest earners, replacing 2017's best-paid player Kaka, who is no longer in the league.

We need to talk about VAR: Toronto FC coach Greg Vanney criticizes video review in MLS - Waking The Red
It’s a good thing for the game, guys. But it needs to be fixed...and I think most on our staff here would agree.

Seltzer: The five most improved MLS teams in 2018 | MLSsoccer.com
No FCD mention here but I'm okay with them being a team that hovers under the radar on things like this for the time being.

Seltzer: The most sensible MLS landing pads for Andres Iniesta | MLSsoccer.com
Iniesta would be a cool addition to MLS, even if he may be a little on the older side of things.