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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, May 8, 2019

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The transfer deadline for MLS in the spring has past.

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

FC Dallas stayed quiet on the league’s primary transfer window deadline yesterday. Which tells us to bring on the summer.

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas to host Spanish side Sevilla FC in summer friendly - Big D Soccer
The summer friendly makes a return to Frisco as it appears FCD is looking to make this an annual thing again.

Who was FC Dallas’ top rated player following the loss in Houston? - Big D Soccer
FC Dallas traveled to Houston, and despite playing well enough to earn a draw, they left Houston with a sour taste in their mouths.

Who was FC Dallas’ top player against the Houston Dynamo? - Big D Soccer
FC Dallas loses 2-1 at Houston. Was it clear and obvious? Vote for the Workhorse of the Week.

INK'D: Explore the Many Tattoos of FC Dallas and Learn Their Meanings | FC Dallas
If you haven't noticed, FCD has a team full of tattoos.

TRAINING TALK: Luchi Gonzalez Looks Ahead to New York Red Bulls | 5.11.19 | FC Dallas
FCD has to win a lot of duels this weekend against New York.

FC Dallas rookie John Nelson earning minutes, trust in early part of season | Pro Soccer USA
On a team known for building from within and giving Academy products chances, John Nelson is the rare draft pick earning early minutes for FC Dallas.

Coralville native worth more than just a backup keeper for FC Dallas | The Gazette
Nice to see some write ups on some guys further down the depth charts like Zobeck here.

// MLS //

OFFICIAL: Atlanta United acquires Justin Meram from Columbus Crew SC - Dirty South Soccer
This is a really intriguing move for both sides as Atlanta gets a quality player to help while Barco is out on World Cup duty.

Wiebe: 3 big questions around Alan Koch's FC Cincinnati dismissal | MLSsoccer.com
We've all had some questions with how Cincy built their team for their first season but few were questioning how Koch would actually do anything with it at the time.

FC Cincy's Jeff Berding cites declining culture after Alan Koch's dismissal | MLSsoccer.com
When you hear that a coach has lost the locker room, it is never a good sign for him.

Sounders add Xavier Arreaga as a Designated Player, Joevin Jones as TAM - Sounder At Heart
This was a pretty big haul by the Sounders on transfer deadline.

LA Galaxy sign Favio Alvarez on loan from Atlético Tucumán - LAG Confidential
LA got another attacking piece at the deadline.

Does MLS have a double-standard problem with Zlatan and other stars? | ESPNFC
Zlatan Ibrahimovic allegedly threatened Nedum Onuoha, then entered the Real Salt Lake locker room without permission. Did MLS let him off too easy?

A first look at the new-and-improved Providence Park | Pro Soccer USA
This was a massive project for the Timbers to take on here but man does it look pretty awesome too.