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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, March 7, 2019

FC Dallas continues to prepare for LA’s first visit of the year.

Daniel McCullough

The week is getting closer and closer to the weekend here as FC Dallas continues to prepare for a big match with LA on Saturday.

// FC Dallas //

What worked and what didn’t in Luchi Gonzalez’s first game? - Big D Soccer
There was some good and some bad. But that is what you should expect from a rookie coach.

FC Dallas' High Press to Face Tallest Task Yet vs. Zlatan, LA Galaxy | FC Dallas
The high press wasn't that high last weekend against New England but it will have to be on point this time around against LA.

FC Dallas under Luchi Gonzalez will see struggle before beauty | Pro Soccer USA
I'm actually all for this team to struggle in the opening months here rather than stumble late in the season. Work out the kinks now, and make a bigger run in the summer.

// MLS //

Wiebe: It's the same old story for MLS in Concacaf Champions League |
Yeah, go up against the top Mexican sides and get whooped.

CCL Recap: Monterrey - 3 Atlanta United - 0 - Dirty South Soccer
The CCL road games have not been kind to Atlanta so far but anything is possible for them back at home.

Warshaw and Doyle on Atlanta United's collapse in CCL against Monterrey |
There is some good commentary here about what is going on with Atlanta.

Sporting Kansas City drops first leg 2-1 to Independiente - The Blue Testament
Wholesale changes from the previous lineups were unable to get the win in Panama but they did achieve a very important road goal.

Doyle and Warshaw on Sporting KC's road loss to Independiente in CCL |
Even though SKC picked up the road loss, getting that one goal on a bad field feels like a win for them.

LA Galaxy sign USA international Joe Corona - LAG Confidential
Man, I guess getting rid of a high-priced DP in Dos Santos allowed them some wiggle room for a move like this.

Romain Alessandrini week to week with hamstring injury - LAG Confidential
So we might not see Alessandrini this weekend in Frisco when LA comes to town.

Gary Smith named as Nashville SC's MLS head coach |
Gary Smith is coming back to MLS...yay?