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Big D Daily: News for Friday, March 8, 2019

The weekend is finally here, which means more soccer!

MLS: New England Revolution at FC Dallas Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

We’ve made it through the week folks as we get ready for Week 2 action with FC Dallas hosting LA tomorrow afternoon.

// FC Dallas //

Who should start for FC Dallas against Zlatan and the LA Galaxy? - Big D Soccer
After some mixed reviews in week one, how will Luchi Gonzalez handle his lineup against LA?

Ziegler dons FC Dallas captain's armband as part of new leadership "triad" |
I like this trio of leadership on the team. You need vocal and experienced guys guiding you and these three are who you'd want.

Gibraltar International Anthony Bardon Rediscovers his Love for the Game | FC Dallas
For some guys like Bardon, NTSC represents a second chance at a career.

// MLS //

Bogert: Four games to pay close attention to this weekend |
There are some solid games this weekend across MLS. I know I will be watching that LAFC-Portland match on Sunday evening.

Warshaw: FC Cincinnati not far from being playoff team, with a few tweaks |
I mean CIncy wasn't terrible in week one but man they have a lot to figure out to get there.

Stejskal: Potential deals to watch during the MLS primary transfer window |
A lot of teams are still going after some big name players, mainly some DPs.

Plans to broadcast every 2019 US Open Cup game among changes in tournament handbook | - Full Coverage of US Open Cup Soccer
Every game? That is lofty but where this tournament needs to get to.

Baggio Hudisic retires from professional soccer - LAG Confidential
Attacking midfielder won a MLS Cup with LA but now he is hanging up his boots.

The LA Galaxy-Gio dos Santos mess is over, but debate about MLS spending rules is just beginning | ESPNFC
A lot of people around the league would like to see some restrictions lifted a bit.

Matias Almeyda confident Quakes will win 'more often that not' | Pro Soccer USA
Despite losing their season opener, Matias Almeyda is confident the San Jose Earthquakes will win more often than not over the course of the 2019 MLS regular season.