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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Two more MLS teams crash out in the CCL.

Daniel McCullough

We head into the midway point in our week here as FC Dallas gets ready to take things to the road in Ohio this weekend.

// FC Dallas //

Player Ratings: FC Dallas vs. Los Angeles Galaxy - Big D Soccer
It is so much easier to hand out ratings, when your team gets a win.

Carlos Gruezo called to Ecuador National Team during March Window - Big D Soccer
Gruezo gets more time with his national team this month.

East Stand View: Great Weather, Great Game - Big D Soccer
The weather last weekend really felt more like what the season opener should have been.

Who was FC Dallas’ top player against the LA Galaxy? - Big D Soccer
Luchi gets his first win, and you get to vote for your top player from last week’s solid effort.

SET THE STAGE: FC Dallas at Columbus Crew SC | 3.16.19 | FC Dallas
Here is some details to get you ready for this weekend's first road trip.

// MLS //

Santos Laguna 4, NY Red Bulls 2 | Concacaf Champions League Match Recap | MLSsoccer.com
There was a lot of hope ten minutes in that was quickly dashed away in the final 20 minutes.

Houston Dynamo Crash Out of Champions League after 0-1 Loss to Tigres - Dynamo Theory
Not many folks had Houston winning this series but they put up a better fight than I would have imagined.

Armchair Analyst: How CCL dream died for Red Bulls and Dynamo in Mexico | MLSsoccer.com
In all, the two MLS sides really never looked great in this competition.

Which MLS goalkeepers are the all-time best at stopping penalty kicks? | MLSsoccer.com
That played tied for number two may surprise some of you.

Frank de Boer apologizes for calling Atlanta United fans "spoiled" | MLSsoccer.com
I rather love that he called them that. I know you shouldn't say that about your fanbase but when it is true, it is true.

James Corden pranks David Beckham with statue gag - LAG Confidential
This gag makes me remember the old days with the show Punk'd.

San Jose Earthquakes coach Almeyda says MLS a league of younger players | ESPNFC
Earthquakes coach Matias Almeyda sees an image shift in MLS from practically retired players to younger ones.

Orlando City Signs Swedish International Defender Robin Jansson - The Mane Land
The Lions close the deal for the veteran center back, which is an area they still need a lot of help in.

The next goal for Columbus Crew SC is maintaining more possession - Massive Report
Columbus fans want more possession out of their team in the coming weeks.

// USL //

New Mexico United, El Paso Locomotive make Southwest proud in USL Championship debuts | Pro Soccer USA
I do look forward to seeing more of what these two sides can do in the USL.