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Big D Daily: News for Monday, April 15, 2019

Another new week with three more points in the pocket for FC Dallas.

MLS: Portland Timbers at FC Dallas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The new week is here and it is a busy one with two giant youth tournaments going on in town. FC Dallas scored another victory this past weekend and we’ll dive into that as much as we can here.

// FC Dallas //

Three things we learned in FC Dallas’ win over the Portland Timbers - Big D Soccer
Highlighting Dallas’ three biggest performers and comparing them to Game of Thrones characters.

Ziegler and Ferreira goals lift FC Dallas over Portland Timbers 2-1 - Big D Soccer
Jesus Ferreira continues to score goals and FC Dallas continues to pick up points at home.

TOURNAMENT WEEK: U-17s Clinch Generation adidas Cup Quarterfinals, U-19s Fall in Super Group Opener to Villarreal | FC Dallas
The U17s look like beasts on the field so far in the GA Cup. The U19s in the Dallas Cup, however, struggled in their opener.

RECAP: North Texas SC 1, Forward Madison FC 0 | 4.13.19 | FC Dallas
Pepi continues to score goals as well.

FC Dallas topple Club America, cruise into GA Cup quarterfinals |
FCD looked really good, and it didn't hurt that they have a few professionals to help guide them along in this tournament too.

FC Dallas' Dante Sealy plays in GA Cup day after North Texas SC appearance |
Sealy is getting all sort of work here between NTSC games, FCD U17s games in the GA Cup.

FC Dallas defeats Portland Timbers 2-1, avenges last year's playoff loss | Pro Soccer USA
FC Dallas bounced back from a Week 6 loss to defeat the Portland Timbers 2-1 at Toyota Stadium Saturday night and avenge last year's playoff loss.

// MLS //

Armchair Analyst: All 24 MLS teams in review | Week 7 analysis |
Once again it was a really busy weekend across MLS with everyone in action. Loads to break down here including a look at how FCD is starting to struggle with the lead.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic explains post-game outburst after LA Galaxy win |
Don't piss off the Lion, even if you are doing something right.

Timbers look okay, but still show issues in 2-1 loss to FC Dallas - Stumptown Footy
Here is a little more of the game from the Portland side of things.

5 reactions from LAFC’s 2-0 win over FC Cincinnati - Angels on Parade
Cincy put up a fight but LAFC continue to show that they may be the best team in MLS right now.

New York Red Bulls downsize home stadium with tarps | Pro Soccer USA
Yikes, this isn't a great look on the team or the league to have to do this.

MLS clubs' badges illustrate league's evolving identity | Pro Soccer USA
This is a solid piece on how the league continues to evolve with their logos and branding.