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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, April 2, 2019

FC Dallas continues to go to work as they prepare for Philadelphia this weekend.

MLS: FC Dallas at Real Salt Lake Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports

The week continues forward here as FC Dallas looks to begin the second month of the regular season.

// FC Dallas //

Chalkboard: FC Dallas Homegrown players shine in win over Salt Lake - Big D Soccer
Gonzalez trusts the kids and is rewarded with a three point party in Utah.

Hot Takes: FC Dallas Homegrown players dominate Real Salt Lake - Big D Soccer
That may be a first that Toledo doesn’t ruin a game for FC Dallas.

East Stand View: FC Dallas rides early red card to victory in Utah - Big D Soccer
An early red card gave FCD an advantage for the game and they didn't hold back after that.

Ricardo Pepi leads North Texas SC to their first win - Big D Soccer
It got nervy at the end, but North Texas SC defeated Chattanooga Red Wolves SC 3-2 with Ricardo Pepi the hero in their first ever league match.

New Era in Youth Development Makes its Mark on Saturday Night for FC Dallas, North Texas SC | FC Dallas
What may be the best part of about the success FCD and now NTSC are seeing is how it will only help the academy down the road.

// MLS //

Warshaw: The Red Bulls are struggling this year. Here's how, and why | MLSsoccer.com
It is kind of weird seeing teams like New York (and Atlanta) struggle so much early on this season.

Slumping Atlanta United have to make their own luck, says de Boer | MLSsoccer.com
Atlanta's early slump on the other hand may come down to their coach more than anything else.

It’s Alejandro Pozuelo’s world, we’re just living in it - Waking The Red
Toronto on the other hand is starting to look more like their old self with their newest addition leading the way.

Petke takes blame, says 11-man RSL would walk away victors over FC Dallas - RSL Soapbox
Ha, oh Petke, while I do agree the game would been different last weekend, I do not think RSL would have just walked away with things over FCD.

Major League Soccer All-Stars to face Atletico Madrid in summer match - ESPNFC
The Spanish club will continue the trend of an elite European squad playing the best players in MLS. So, yay?

Orlando City trolls Inter Miami on April Fools' Day | Pro Soccer USA
Yeah, this is pretty clever. I will give them that.

Black & Gold View: LAFC win is great, but not so fast - Angels on Parade
LAFC is off to a hot start but they do have some reasons to pump the brakes a bit on how good they've been.