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Big D Daily: News for Friday, April 5, 2019

FC Dallas heads into the weekend looking for a third straight win.

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

The end of the week is finally here as we get into another weekend of soccer as FC Dallas is set to take on the Philadelphia Union tomorrow evening.

// FC Dallas //

Who should start for FC Dallas against the Philadelphia Union? - Big D Soccer
FC Dallas remains on the road for a second straight game, so what changes will be made?

FC Dallas Taking New Winning Mentality on the Road against Philadelphia | FC Dallas
Taking it to another team in their building is what you want to see out of this group.

KEYS TO THE MATCH, Driven by Toyota: FC Dallas at Philadelphia Union | 4.6.19 | FC Dallas
Defending set pieces is going to be a big thing in this one. FCD has struggled so far this season in that.

// MLS //

Monterrey runs past Sporting Kansas City 5-0 - The Blue Testament
SKC have a deep hole to dig out of when they return home. Go ahead and just say the MLS is done in the CCL for another year while we're at it.

Warshaw: Sporting KC learn thin line between bold and naive in CCL | MLSsoccer.com
SKC was trying to be too aggressive on the road and that cost them big time.

Bogert: Why DC United vs LAFC could be an early MLS Cup preview | MLSsoccer.com
It is a long, long season folks. Let's tone down the MLS Cup preview hype, shall we?

Zlatan Ibrahimovic will play on artificial turf this season - LAG Confidential
More games for Ibra but you do wonder what toll it will take on those aging legs.

MLS W2W4: Sporting Kansas City need to rebound; Zlatan to conquer Canada? | ESPNFC
Sporting KC will look to rebound after their horror show; Zlatan's Galaxy head north to take on Vancouver. This weekend is packed with some good games.

MLS cult heroes: The players who stood out for reasons other than soccer | ESPNFC
Cult heroes are also the guys you love to hate as well. Good to see someone like Juan Toja make a list like this.

Goal Breakdown: How RSL gave up a first-minute goal against FC Dallas - RSL Soapbox
RSL's blog loves to take deep dives into goals their team scores most weeks but this time they took one of FCD's goals and broke it down.

Philadelphia Union centerbacks improve game by game in new system | Pro Soccer USA
The Philadelphia Union defense, led by center backs Auston Trusty and Jack Elliott, carries a 200-minute shutout streak into Week 6.