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Big D Daily: News for Monday, May 14, 2018

A busy weekend in MLS sees FCD with another three points.

MLS: Los Angeles Galaxy at FC Dallas Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

The weekend is over and FC Dallas gets back to work after picking up three more points.

// FC Dallas //

Mauro Diaz returns to FC Dallas starting lineup and dazzles - Big D Soccer
After four games on the bench, Mauro Diaz showed exactly how the club is handling him in the proper way this season.

Talking Points- 10 man FC Dallas sees off Zlatan and LA Galaxy - Big D Soccer
The fluid nature of the Dallas attack was on display this past weekend but there are still things that need corrected moving forward.

Ten-man FC Dallas holds on to beat the LA Galaxy 3-2 - Big D Soccer
Roland Lamah picks up two more goals in the win as his tally continues to fly under the radar in the league circles.

Mauro Diaz Records Three Assists vs LA Galaxy to Tie Club Record | FC Dallas
And to think if he could have had that last 25 minutes or so to get a fourth assist.

Mauro Diaz responds to benching with three assists in win over LA Galaxy | MLSsoccer.com
The thing is, I wouldn't call him being on the bench the last few weeks as a normal 'benching' either.

Dak Prescott, Dirk Nowitzki, Harrison Barnes spotted at FC Dallas game | MLSsoccer.com
It was pretty cool seeing the likes of Dirk and Barnes in the locker room afterwards. Just too bad they were more interested in Zlatan than our guys.

Mauro Diaz steals show as FC Dallas records 3-2 victory over LA Galaxy | Pro Soccer USA
A packed stadium was also a huge thing to see. And how good does that South End look now? Wow.

// MLS //

Armchair Analyst: All 23 MLS teams ranked by tier – revisited | MLSsoccer.com
Doyle's worry over the defense is valid but if you actually watch this group week in and week out, you shouldn't have that kind of concern. And to be fair, the defense had issues at times in 2015 and 2016. It just got glossed over with how the offense went.

Davies: Why the Sounders' 5-4-1 experiment does Dempsey no favors | MLSsoccer.com
Yikes, Seattle. Yikes.

What did the ECS tifo vs. Timbers say? - Sounder At Heart
Okay, that is some top class tifo.

Things are bad for Toronto FC, but no sense overreacting just yet - Waking The Red
In some ways I feel like Dallas fans can understand what Toronto is going through here but they're right, TFC will be fine.

Urban Stalemate: LAFC 2, NYCFC 2 - Angels on Parade
Could the LAFC and NYCFC rivalry be better than the old school Galaxy-Red Bull one? I'm rooting for it to be one of these days.

RECAP: Atlanta United 2-1 Orlando City - Dirty South Soccer
So Atlanta has had eight PKs this season, while most teams have had three or four. Hmm.