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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, May 2, 2019

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The rain returned as FC Dallas continues to prepare for Houston.

The week is quickly coming to a close here as FC Dallas continues to prepare for their first Texas Derby match of the season this weekend.

// FC Dallas //

May Outlook: Where will the points come this month for FC Dallas? - Big D Soccer
The busy season begins to pick up with more games in May but this could be a very rough month for the club.

SET THE STAGE: FC Dallas vs. Houston Dynamo | 5.4.19 | FC Dallas
The Dynamo come into this weekend's game on pretty solid form.

Paxton Pomykal (hamstring) out 2 weeks but will be ready for U-20 World Cup | MLSsoccer.com
Looks like we won't see Paxton for a little while as he deals with a hamstring injury and then the World Cup.

FC Dallas goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez worthy of Gold Cup nod? Luchi says yes | MLSsoccer.com
Jesse has really improved this season under Luchi. He's always been a good shot blocker but his passing game has drastically brought him up a level.

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Philadelphia Union soar to first place in the east with 2-0 win over FC Cincinnati - Brotherly Game
The Union win 2-0 in Cincinnati’s first ever visit to Chester behind goals from Przybylko and Picault.

Warshaw: The Philadelphia Union are top of the East - credit Jim Curtin | MLSsoccer.com
The Union are one of those surprise teams for me this season. They're not going to wow you with everything they have but they do get results.

Boehm: Hudson's exit a sign of the MLS times – and a warning to coaches | MLSsoccer.com
Everything. Just everything.

Colorado Rapids have fired Head Coach Anthony Hudson - Burgundy Wave
Conor Casey has been named interim head coach, which should be loads of fun.

Armchair Analyst: One move for each team before the transfer window closes | MLSsoccer.com
Lots of potential moves out there for each club to potentially be had.

The Timbers have the tools, and the return home, to get them back on track | ESPNFC
A 12-game road stretch to start the season has left Portland off the pace in MLS. But recent results prove they have a lot going for them and will be just fine once they return home.

U.S. U-17 preview with key players to watch, plus Pomykal & Holmes updates | ASN
There is some Ricardo Pepi love this piece, plus some more notes on Pomykal's injury.