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Big D Daily: News for Friday, May 4, 2018

May the fourth be with you.

MLS: Philadelphia Union at FC Dallas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

We’re at the end of the week here as FC Dallas is in LA getting ready for tomorrow’s game.

// FC Dallas //

How does FC Dallas regroup after their first loss? - Big D Soccer
How the team handles their first loss should be fairly telling of things to come.

What lineup will work best for FC Dallas against LAFC? - Big D Soccer
What kind of tactical changes does Oscar Pareja make this week? I think at a minimum he needs to shift back to a 4-2-3-1 with Mauro Diaz getting back into the lineup.

FC Dallas Looking for Defensive Bounce Back vs. High-Powered LAFC Offense | FC Dallas
LAFC has one of the more impressive offensive groups in the league right now, which will pose a stiff test for this defensive side that just gave up multiple goals for the first time this season.

// MLS //

Three reasons why LAFC made Transfer Deadline Day deals - Angels on Parade
LAFC was one of the only active MLS teams on transfer day. Basically, they needed more bodies.

Stejskal: Why most MLS teams stood pat at the end of the transfer window | MLSsoccer.com
It shouldn't be a big surprise why we didn't see a lot of moves this past week as the MLS transfer window closed.

Wiebe: It only seems like the sky is falling in Seattle | MLSsoccer.com
Some of the comments being thrown out there this week in Seattle have been interesting to say the least.

Stejskal: MLS team made big bid for Las Palmas forward Sergio Araujo | MLSsoccer.com
Seeing that the Galaxy were a team mentioned in this one makes me think it was a bit of a non-story. No way that team can add a $12 million player right now.

How the LA Galaxy will help Zlatan Ibrahimovic combat MLS' infamous travel challenges | ESPNFC
Some of those weird travel situations are ahead for LA as they visit Texas twice and then go to Montreal.

New York derby: Vieira and Marsch rivalry brings added spice to Hudson River Derby | Goal.com
The New York City FC and New York Red Bulls coaches have butted heads repeatedly over the past three years, and will renew their rivalry on Saturday.

8 MLS players who we aren't talking about enough right now | FourFourTwo
Nice to see a Jacori Hayes mention in this piece.

Major League Soccer training facilities enter modern, holistic era | Pro Soccer USA
To some people, this may not seem like a big deal but these facilities are putting MLS teams on the map even more for prospective players.