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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Tournament week continues around Dallas, as the GA Cup heads to the quarterfinals.

The week moves forward here as FC Dallas is back at work getting ready for the weekend trip to Atlanta.

// FC Dallas //

Chalkboard: Jesus Ferreira continues to stand out for FC Dallas - Big D Soccer
Are we excited about Jesus Ferreira yet? He may be the #9 we've been hoping for all along.

FC Dallas rides controversial finish to win over Portland Timbers - Big D Soccer
Controversy is a dish best served cold and in the rain.

Late game struggles continue despite win for FC Dallas - Big D Soccer
FC Dallas hasn’t had an easy time closing out games recently.

TOURNAMENT WEEK: U-14s Win Big, U-19s Draw and U-17s Fall on Successful Day Two for FC Dallas | FC Dallas
It doesn't look like the U19s will advance in the Dallas Cup, but the U17s are definitely moving on in the GA Cup.

ACADEMY: FC Dallas U-11s Start Go Cup in Brazil Undefeated | FC Dallas
While most, if not all, of the FCD academy teams are playing locally this week, there is one that went abroad.

// MLS //

Sounders are on historical run - Sounder At Heart
They’re now 20-2-3 since last July and have 71 points in their past 34 regular-season matches. Uh, that is kind of ridiculous.

Notebook: Mannone on GK errors, Heath on tempo and Ozzie’s big goal - E Pluribus Loonum
Here is a nice breakdown of Minnesota's home opener and a really good look at the tifo they had on the Wonderwall side of the stadium.

Were the Portland Timbers right to be upset in Dallas? | Instant Replay | MLSsoccer.com
We'll take the three points right now because we know one of these kinds of calls will not go our way down the road.

Kaku hits rock bottom with infamous kick - Once A Metro
New York’s struggling creative enigma makes a brutal mistake. What was this guy thinking?

Why a winger could help Toronto FC’s defence more than a new centre-back - Waking The Red
Some times it isn't about getting a steady center back in this league but finding a fullback that can help against a speedy winger.

Five thoughts on Atlanta United’s first MLS win of 2019 - Dirty South Soccer
Atlanta got their first MLS win of 2019 this past weekend, which is perfect timing for FCD going into this weekend.

Fortress Foxboro no more under Brad Friedel - The Bent Musket
The Revs are 9-7-5 at home during the Brad Friedel era. You gotta wonder, at what point, do they pull the trigger on this era in Foxboro.