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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, March 28, 2019

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One more day before FC Dallas heads to the mountains.

MLS: Colorado Rapids at FC Dallas Andrew Dieb-USA TODAY Sports

This week is flying by here as FC Dallas is getting set to take on Real Salt Lake this weekend in Utah.

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Which FC Dallas player do you want to see start this weekend? - Big D Soccer
Naturally there are some options off the bench that we’d like to see get a shot at starting out this weekend.

INTERNATIONAL: Bryan Acosta, Carlos Gruezo Go Head-to-Head in New Jersey | FC Dallas
Two of our midfield stars went head-to-head this week on the international stage.

TRAINING TALK: Luchi Gonzalez Looks Ahead to FC Dallas at Real Salt Lake | 3.30.19 | FC Dallas
As players return from international duty, Luchi has some real questions to answer this weekend.

Edwin Cerrillo makes first FC Dallas start nine years after being a mascot | MLSsoccer.com
Cerrillo has been a very fun story to watch unfold here this season.

Andre Zanotta brings international experience to FC Dallas | Pro Soccer USA
It is interesting to see how FCD was able to land Zanotta here for their front office.

Watterson Accepts Role as Assistant to the Head Coach of Lone Star Republic — LONE STAR REPUBLIC
For those wondering about former FCD star Zach Loyd, here is what he has been up to in his retirement from MLS play.

And also there is this bit of goodness from FCD:

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Warshaw: Five bold statements (that might be true) after four weeks of MLS | MLSsoccer.com
These are some fun back and forth discussions from around the league that have popped up after the first month of the season.

FC Cincinnati could make MLS history against Philadelphia Union | MLSsoccer.com
Cincy may actually be good here. Maybe. There is still a lot of soccer to be played but they're not as bad as prior expansion teams have been out of the gate.

Austin FC's stadium will be ready for 2021 MLS home opener | MLSsoccer.com
The stadium is a vital part for Austin and their launch, so getting it to be ready for the 2021 season is key here.

The Salt: RSL losses keep coming with excuses - RSL Soapbox
RSL has struggled a bit out of the gate here this season, which may explain why they are going to their youth so quickly here.

For better or worse, El Trafico is very real - LAG Confidential
The LA rivalry these days could very well be the best rivalry in MLS but it definitely has some growing pains to go through to get there.

Records within reach, but Sounders focused on just gathering points - Sounder At Heart
A win at Vancouver would set one franchise record and tie another MLS record.