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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, April 11, 2019

FC Dallas looks to get back on track this weekend against Portland.

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

We’re getting closer and closer to the weekend here as FC Dallas is getting set to host the Portland Timbers on Saturday.

// FC Dallas //

What FC Dallas is missing based off modern MLS player roles - Big D Soccer
What makes a championship team in MLS? Our data is helping paint that picture.

Not-So-Distant Future of FC Dallas Takes Center Stage During Tournament Week | FC Dallas
If you want to see some players that could be with FC Dallas next year, or a year after that, this coming week is for you.

// MLS //

Armchair Analyst: Atlanta's path & your Qs answered in the mailbag |
There has been a lot of talk about how Atlanta is doing and where they're going here. So why not more thoughts on that?

5 things Atlanta United fans should feel good about in the bye week - Dirty South Soccer
Atlanta did get a week off recently and they're hoping it was time well spent.

Warshaw: What's broken with NYCFC and how to fix it |
On the other hand in MLS is NYCFC.

Sacramento City Council unanimously approves stadium plans |
Sacramento really, really wants MLS. At this point I do think it is only a matter of time before they end up with a team.

Sounders vs. Rapids match rescheduled due to blizzard - Sounder At Heart
A blizzard came through Colorado and caused last night's game to be cancelled.

Reports: Giancarlo Gonzalez transfer complete - LAG Confidential
LA's defense is about to get a little bit better.