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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Some random MLS games are here to discuss.

MLS: FC Dallas at Philadelphia Union Derik Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

We’ve moving forward in this week as FC Dallas continues to prepare for Portland.

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas vs Philadelphia Union: Player Ratings - Big D Soccer
FC Dallas suffers a heartbreaking loss on the road, so let’s see how the players did, ratings wise.

Workhorse of the Week vs. Philadelphia Union - Big D Soccer
Another road game, another tough loss - but with some silver linings? Vote for your top player from last weekend’s game against Philly.

Kevin Bonilla, Imanol Almaguer Showcase FC Dallas Academy Opportunities with North Texas SC | FC Dallas
NTSC is quickly becoming a nice stop for these young players as they are earning valuable minutes on a professional level.

SET THE STAGE: FC Dallas vs. Portland Timbers | 4.13.19 | FC Dallas
There is plenty to dive into this weekend's game with Portland, which is also our first night game at home this year (which just feels weird to even type).

// MLS //

Stejskal: Te Kloese hopeful LA Galaxy will sign Giancarlo Gonzalez | MLSsoccer.com
Another TAM-level guy getting signed by LA. I'm curious to see what they actually give up to land him.

Wayne Rooney’s absence looms as D.C. United, Montreal Impact battle to 0-0 draw - Black And Red United
Yes, there was an MLS game on a Tuesday night. And it was an ugly game that saw a total of one shot on goal in 90 minutes.

15-year-old Danny Leyva signs First Team contract with Sounders - Sounder At Heart
He was one of the youngest USL players a year ago and now he is one of the youngest MLS players.

Inter Miami releases teaser video for Miami Freedom Park | MLSsoccer.com
If, and that is a big if really, this stadium becomes anything like this rendering it will be a special place in MLS.

Playoffs?! Western Conference trio already has long odds, per 538 | MLSsoccer.com
Three Western Conference teams have already dug themselves a pretty deep hole.

Game 7: The Sounders at Home - Burgundy Wave
Colorado has a double-game week starting tonight with Seattle. Let's just say, they know they need all six points.

Will stable rosters, lineups become fashionable in MLS? | Pro Soccer USA
It is something to ponder that is for sure. I would think FCD's transition under Luchi has gone smoothly because of how stable the lineup was for him.