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Big D Daily: News for Monday, April 8, 2019

Well, another loss is not something we wanted to start a week off with.

MLS: FC Dallas at Philadelphia Union Derik Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

The weekend is in the books and now we are left to move on from FC Dallas’ loss over the weekend to Philly.

// FC Dallas //

Chalkboard: FC Dallas abandons possession and nearly pulls it off - Big D Soccer
FC Dallas opted to go with the counter but it didn’t go as planned. Neither did the attack once someone like Michael Barrios was removed.

FC Dallas road struggles continue in loss against Philadelphia - Big D Soccer
Dallas haven’t looked strong on the road this season. How can Luchi change that?

WHAT WE LEARNED: Three Takeaways from FC Dallas' 2-1 Loss to Philadelphia | FC Dallas
While the team didn't look that awful on the night, going down three key players from the start was always going to set them back a bit.

Jim Curtin substitute decisions aid Philadelphia Union during FC Dallas win | Pro Soccer USA
The tactical and personnel changes made by Philadelphia Union manager Jim Curtin helped the team come from behind and beat FC Dallas on Saturday. Luchi’s moves on the other hand will be questioned this week.

// MLS //

Armchair Analyst: All 24 MLS teams in review | Week 6 analysis |
Once again, a fully slate of games over the weekend requires a lot of deep diving into each of them.

Boehm: Passing DC United “test,” LAFC flash quality, complexity |
If you didn't think LAFC was legit going into the weekend, hopefully this game changed your mind.

5 reactions from LAFC’s 4-0 win over D.C. United - Angels on Parade
An impressive performance against the top team in the East to say the least.

Matias Almeyda's system continues to take shape in San Jose's cathartic win |
San Jose looked terrible during the first month of play but now they have a little momentum after this big win over Portland.

Portland Timbers definitively claim bottom spot with 3-0 loss to San Jose Earthquakes - Stumptown Footy
Our next opponent is looking rather rough these days though.

One Step Back: Toronto FC 2, Chicago Fire 2, MLS Game Recap - Hot Time In Old Town
The Fire rally late to get a point in Toronto... but could’ve done so much better.