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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, May 9, 2018

The midweek is here as we inch closer to a big game with the Galaxy this weekend.

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

The midweek point is here as we get a slew of MLS games tonight to hold us over until the weekend.

// FC Dallas //

Jesus Ferreira Goes on Loan to Tulsa Roughnecks FC - Big D Soccer
The young homegrown is finally getting some minutes in the USL as we see FCD send someone to the other Oklahoma side.

FC Dallas plays a defensive road strategy against LAFC - Big D Soccer
FC Dallas is content on the road to sit organized defensively and counterattack hard.

Who was FC Dallas’ top player against LAFC? - Big D Soccer
A road draw is a good thing. Which players stood out to you as FC Dallas stood tall away at Los Angeles FC?

East Stand View: Twitter Vision as FCD takes the road - Big D Soccer
We're still unsure about MLS games on Twitter but it is better than nothing!

MONDAY MAILBAG: Set Pieces, Scoring More Goals and More | FC Dallas
Set pieces has kind of been FCD's problem (that and finishing) for the better part of a year now.

// MLS //

Tenorio: Inside the dramatic, historic deal that brought Barco to Atlanta | MLSsoccer.com
I always enjoy seeing and hearing about how deals like this come together for clubs.

Injury update: Jozy Altidore out 4-6 weeks after surgery - Waking The Red
The striker had bone fragments removed from his foot. Ouch.

Report: D.C. United in serious talks with Wayne Rooney - Black And Red United
I've always enjoyed Rooney's play but I think he is too far gone for a MLS team to pay him big money.

Judge Jeffery M. Brown issues first rulings in case to Save the Columbus Crew - Massive Report
A surprising first set of rulings give hope to Columbus. But this one is still a long ways away from being resolved.

MLS Stat Sheet: Minutes played by academy products vs. designated players | Pro Soccer USA
I saw this tweet circle around yesterday afternoon a bit. Pretty interesting to see how some academy players have been brought up into MLS.