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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Time to move past the loss in Houston and focus on this weekend’s game against New York.

MLS: FC Dallas at Houston Dynamo Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports

We push forward in this week as FC Dallas is getting set to take on New York this Saturday. Here are some items to discuss until then..

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas struggles in battles with Houston Dynamo and the officials - Big D Soccer
There were some shaky calls and some really bad calls in the loss down in Houston.

Thomas Roberts Scores as North Texas SC Defeats Greenville SC 1-0 - Big D Soccer
North Texas SC sits atop the USL League One standings and is now the only remaining team to have a perfect record thus far this season.

Dirk Nowitzki to Scarf Lamar Hunt Statue on May 11 as FC Dallas Takes on New York Red Bulls | FC Dallas
Dirk Day is nearly here! I’m excited to see him back out at the stadium this weekend.

// MLS //

Portland Timbers sign Brian Fernandez as a Designated Player - Stumptown Footy
Portland had been in the search for a big DP from south of the border for a while and finally got their man in Fernandez.

Warshaw: 24 Thoughts for 24 Teams after Week 10 |
Sluggishness in the middle seems about right for FCD. With Paxton out the next few weeks (potentially), that will need to be addressed soon.

Five teams who most need to make a move by the primary window deadline |
FCD isn't on this list but they could do good by adding a winger or some sort of attacking piece here.

Columbus Crew question officiating: ‘We’re not getting respect at all’ - Massive Report
The Black & Gold feel more than hard done after a fifth-straight defeat.

Top 10 MLS Homegrown Prospects 2019 Edition | Pro Soccer USA
Paxton is getting some love on this list for sure.

MLS Week 10: Revival for RBNY, Atlanta, good times for Philly, & much more | ASN
The MLS East finally is showing up here and isn't being the crazy mess that it was in the first two months of the season.