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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, May 9, 2019

Breaking down all the MLS trades and games from yesterday.

MLS: LA Galaxy at FC Dallas Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

It has been a pretty wild and busy week in MLS so far with a transfer window closing, trades happening left and right, and some midweek games to discuss.

// FC Dallas //

Texas Derby finale moves to Sunday, August 25 - Big D Soccer
The game will be FCD’s 11th nationally-broadcasted game in 2019.

Reto Ziegler bringing key veteran leadership to FC Dallas' youth movement |
Reto has really stepped up his leadership game this season. Both on and off the field.

Michael Barrios Ends Consecutive Streak Match with Second All-Time MLS Record | FC Dallas
Well, this is a bummer. Not to mention it makes this weekend's lineup a big question.

League-Best Defense Key to First-Place Start for North Texas SC | FC Dallas
Lots of shutouts in their first few matches have been the underrated part of Eric Quill's team.

// MLS //

Armchair Analyst: Atlanta keep rolling and climb above the playoff line |
Atlanta's slow start has now moved into the "they're picking up steam" category with last night's win over Toronto.

Armchair Analyst: NYCFC's surge & your Qs answered in the mailbag |
This has a solid breakdown of why the Colorado moves actually make sense.

Colorado Rapids acquire CB Lalas Abubakar on loan from Columbus - Burgundy Wave
A rare in-MLS loan got done this week as well.

Colorado Rapids acquire forward Jonathan Lewis - Burgundy Wave
Colorado had a busy week but this may be the one deal of their's that I like the most.

Breaking Down the Benny Feilhaber Compensation - The Blue Testament
The Benny trade back to SKC is a weird one but here is how it all works.

Goals aplenty as Columbus Crew defeat the Galaxy to end losing streak - Massive Report
Columbus broke their winless streak last night with a big romp over the Galaxy at home.

Recap: Atlanta United - 2, Toronto FC - 0 - Dirty South Soccer
Atlanta fans seem to be back to their happy place these days.

New York Red Bulls lose third home game for first time since 2015 |
New York also comes into town this weekend to face FCD. So....must win game?

You’d Think You’d Be Happy: Chicago Fire 5, New England Revolution 0, MLS Game Recap - Hot Time In Old Town
Chicago fans don't know how to feel these days following a blowout win.

Fire To Break Their Lease With Bridgeview, Move Back To Soldier Field - Hot Time In Old Town
After weeks of rumor and speculation, the Fire are going back to their old home in downtown Chicago.

Angry at club response to abuse allegations, Vancouver Whitecaps fans plan third walkout | Pro Soccer USA
On Friday, when the Vancouver Whitecaps host Portland Timbers, the Vancouver Southsiders and Curva Collective plan to walk out for the third time.