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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, May 8, 2018

FC Dallas gets back to work today as they get ready to host the Galaxy.

MLS: FC Dallas at Los Angeles FC Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The week continues on here as we head into Tuesday. FC Dallas also gets back to work as they begin preparing for this week’s game.

// FC Dallas //

Santiago Mosquera steals the show for FC Dallas against LAFC - Big D Soccer
Mosquera’s performance and Kellyn’s return give us a lot to talk about this week as we get ready to host the other LA team.

Maxi Urruti Nominated for AT&T MLS Goal of the Week on Week 10 | FC Dallas
Maxi's goal was certainly a solid one but is it GOTW worthy? Go vote!

FC Dallas prefer to fly under the radar this year, says Oscar Pareja |
Under the radar is where this team shines in my book. Eight games in and we're only dealing with one loss, is also very nice.

// MLS //

Blowouts, Barco, ball kids: What you might've missed in MLS Week 10 |
While results like Atlanta and New York were all the talk this week, let's discuss that ball kid in Toronto on Friday night. Dance like no one (or everyone in this case) is watching!

Which MLS teams have underperformed and overperformed so far? |
Numbers like this are always tricky to sort out. But some folks really enjoy them.

Sporting Kansas City signs Peter Vermes to contract extension - The Blue Testament
This was a smart, smart move by the KC ownership to lock him up. Just in case....

Peter Vermes signs new Sporting KC deal after talks with U.S. Soccer | ESPNFC
I know Vermes got a new contract but I would be alright with him as the GM for the US squad.

The MLS Wrap: Mixed results from coaching newcomers, Red Bulls defense |
MLS effectively rounded the quarter pole this past weekend, giving us enough of a sample size to start making some evaluations in a 2018 season that has moved past the breaking-in stage.

Orlando City enjoys record win streak, but tough tests loom | Pro Soccer USA
The real test for Orlando comes up here as they get Atlanta, NYCFC and Toronto. We'll know soon enough if this team is truly a contender.

Trying to understand Nicolas Lodeiro’s absence - Sounder At Heart
Sounders head coach Brian Schmetzer gives confusing answers about the seriousness of his playmaker’s injury.

Fernando Torres talks to proceed without Chicago Fire present - ESPNFC
A scheduled meeting to decide Fernando Torres' future will take place without Chicago Fire representatives. That isn't a way to make a deal.

Sébastien Le Toux will be first Philadelphia Union player in Ring of Honor - Brotherly Game
Le Toux is officially retiring as a member of the blue and gold on Tuesday, but will be inducted into new Ring of Honor on June 23.