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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, May 16, 2019

FC Dallas looks to surprise the league on the road tonight in LA.

MLS: New York Red Bulls at FC Dallas Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The first of two games this week kicks off tonight for FC Dallas as they are on the road in LA.

// FC Dallas //

Who should start for FC Dallas against LAFC? - Big D Soccer
Loads of questions surround FC Dallas’ roster going into this week’s two games with LAFC. They barely had enough healthy and available players to make a full 18.

Three questions on LAFC with Angels on Parade - Big D Soccer
Just how good is LAFC? We ask one of their local writers about that and more.

INJURY REPORT pres. by Texas Health Sports Medicine: FC Dallas at Los Angeles Football Club | 5.16.19 | FC Dallas
That injury report looks a bit rough for FCD. Paxton and Gruezo didn't travel, so I wouldn't expect either tonight.

LAFC, FC Dallas clash with similar philsophies on the pitch | Pro Soccer USA
When LAFC and FC Dallas meet Thursday in the first of back-to-back matches, it will be a meeting of Western Conference foes with similar philosophies.

// MLS //

Cincinnati's technical side, Zardes a DP in Columbus | US Soccer Players
FC Cincinnati looks for a general manager and then a coach while Columbus too the rare step in making an American a Designated Player.

Sounders vs. Orlando City, recap: Three much-needed points - Sounder At Heart
It was a bit ugly, but the Sounders got did what they had to do.

Recap: Atlanta United 1-0 Vancouver Whitecaps - Dirty South Soccer
Atlanta has now won five straight games holding teams to zero goals in that stretch.

Brian Fernandez scores in debut as Portland Timbers fight back for 1-1 draw at Houston Dynamo - Stumptown Footy
Kind of a perfect debut for Fernandez in the draw.

Why LAFC GM John Thorrington thinks his best move was hiring Bob Bradley | MLSsoccer.com
Coaching does still go a long ways in this league and Bradley has proven he still has what it takes.

Recap: Toronto FC break MLS record for most shots without a goal in draw with D.C. United - Waking The Red
So many chances, but it wasn’t enough in the end for TFC.

Hanging Chants: Analyzing MLS Goals of the Week Voting — American Soccer Analysis
It is kind of insane how voting works for the goal of the week and why some folks care too much about it.