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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, March 21, 2019

Could this week drag on any more than it already has?

MLS: FC Dallas at Columbus Crew SC Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

The week is finally coming to a close here as March Madness tips off today and the weekend comes closer to another FC Dallas game.

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Quick Burns: What Luchi Gonzalez need to learn, adapt or change right now - Big D Soccer
Luchi has adapted well to MLS but he still has some learning to do.

#FCDvCOR: Competition for Midfield Starting Position Is Hot | FC Dallas
We expect Paxton to start in the midfield this weekend but who will be joining him is a bigger question.

International duty forces FC Dallas to find other lineup options | Pro Soccer USA
Three starters out this weekend for the international break and it could have been much worse had Paxton made the U20 national team camp too.

FC Dallas yet to unleash new "Cobra" as Ondrasek works, waits for his turn | MLSsoccer.com
No Cobra yet for FC Dallas but his time will eventually come. At least we all hope that could be the case. Part of me thinks we’ll never see the guy on the field.

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Armchair Analyst: Int'l break arrives & your Qs answered in the mailbag | MLSsoccer.com
Doyle loves him some Paxton but I almost wish he'd tone it down a smidge. But there are some other interesting thoughts in this piece.

Montreal Impact star Ignacio Piatti joins MLS "100 club" | MLSsoccer.com
Piatti has been one of those underrated special players in MLS.

Don’t hesitate to celebrate the good times - Sounder At Heart
Seattle fans aren't used to early season success like this.

Six Degrees: It’s Official. We Suck. - Stumptown Footy
Portland fans on the other hand are dealing with the reality that is a long road trip to begin a new season.