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Big D Daily: News for Friday, April 12, 2019

FC Dallas looks for another win tomorrow night against Portland.

MLS: LA Galaxy at FC Dallas Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The week is nearly over here is the GA and Dallas Cup tournaments are about to take over the area. But first we have a FC Dallas game to dive into here.

// FC Dallas //

Who should start for FC Dallas against the Portland Timbers? - Big D Soccer
FC Dallas returns home following a loss, how does this week’s lineup look?

FC Dallas Academy: Dallas Cup 40 and GA Cup Previews - Big D Soccer
The premier youth tournaments kick off this weekend and naturally FC Dallas has plenty of players you want to see in it.

FC Dallas to Wear adidas Parley Kits vs. Atlanta United FC - Big D Soccer
The annual eco-friendly kit day is here.

North Texas SC vs. Forward Madison FC Match Preview | 4.13.19 | FC Dallas
NTSC has their second match of the season this weekend. Both are possession-based teams, so it should be an interesting battle.

Luchi Gonzalez, Matias Asorey Lifelong Friendship Emulates Through Generation adidas Cup | FC Dallas
Thanks to the Dallas Cup being around for 40 years for giving us stories like this.

Paxton Pomykal: leading the youth movement at FC Dallas | Audi Player Index |
Just get on the damn train if you haven't already.

// MLS //

Warshaw: What to look for from MLS academy players at Generation adidas Cup |
There will be a lot of youth talent on the fields here in Dallas this weekend.

LA Galaxy acquire Giancarlo Gonzalez - LAG Confidential
LA spent TAM to sign him, and sent even more to Orlando and Toronto to be able to do so. Inset your favorite eye roll gif here then.

Juice Boxes and Post Game Stats: Sporting Bow Out of the Champions League - The Blue Testament
As good as Sporting looked early on in the CCL, they became completely out of depth against a team like Monterrey.

MLS academy improvements sparked by recruiting, infrastructure investment |
You can tell which teams these days spend a lot on their academy structure (FCD, RSL, NY) and those who seem to care less about it.

Stejskal: New England Revolution deny Andy Carroll links |
While I wouldn't mind seeing Carroll come to MLS, but I don't think New England is the right spot.

Curtis explains why Toronto FC want to hold onto top Allocation Order slot |
Think makes you wonder what Ali Curtis has up his sleeve for the summer.