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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Can we fast forward to the weekend already for the Texas Derby?

It is time to move past the draw against San Jose and on to the Texas Derby for FC Dallas fans. I know I will be gearing up more for that in the coming days.

// FC Dallas //

Who was FC Dallas’ top player against the San Jose Earthquakes? - Big D Soccer
A frustrating 0-0 home draw. Can we find a silver lining in this one? Vote for your top player from the match.

Tifo display was the only saving grace for FC Dallas against San Jose - Big D Soccer
The sun was really the only bright side of this game...yup, we went there.

WHAT WE LEARNED: Three Takeaways from FC Dallas' 0-0 Draw with San Jose | FC Dallas
It was really a battle of wills in this one against San Jose, and the Quakes had a little more of the edge when it came down to it.

Texas Derby history | FC Dallas
Seeing that Kenny Cooper is still the all-time leading scorer in the Derby makes me smile.

// MLS //

Warshaw: DC United's Lucho question and 23 more thoughts from Week 9 |
Warshaw's comments on Dallas are spot-on in that they struggled to get anything going in their passing on Saturday.

Hudson: Colorado Rapids can't overcome "massive gap in class" in MLS |
Winless in nine matches to start the season is never good for any club and even more so now days.

Stock Up, Stock Down: Who's on the rise after Week 9? |
It is weird to see Pity Martinez struggle so much early on for Atlanta but that may be a system thing, more than a player thing.

When will Atlanta United see the best of Pity Martinez? - Dirty South Soccer
Here is another good look at what is and more important, isn't working for the former South American Player of the Year.

Black & Gold View: International partnerships could help with talent infusion - Angels on Parade
We've seen plenty of MLS clubs go with global partnerships to help improve their game.

Anatomy of a Goal - Manotas Makes Columbus Pay - Dynamo Theory
Do you need a little primer for this weekend's Derby clash? Here is a breakdown of how Manotas scored this past weekend for the Orange.

East's failures, Pity Parties, Red Bull woes highlight bad MLS Week 9 | ASN
Explaining the MLS Eastern Conference so far this season is like trying to break down a Game of Thrones episode.

CBA Talk: Comparing MLS Player Salaries to Leagues Around the World — American Soccer Analysis
CBA talks are going to start getting back in the headlines here before long. Here is a nice start to how MLS stacks up against other leagues.