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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, April 21, 2021

The midway point in week two is here as we begin looking ahead to Saturday’s game in San Jose.

The week rolls on here as we slowly march towards the weekend when FC Dallas travels west, all the way to the coast west, for the first time in the regular season since 2019 (remember we didn’t go further west than Utah last year due to the pandemic).

// FC Dallas & NTSC //

FC Dallas acquires international roster slot from Toronto FC - Big D Soccer
FC Dallas must have another international player in line to sign this summer.

FC Dallas manager discusses team depth and search for goals - Big D Soccer
FC Dallas Head Coach Luchi Gonzalez spoke with media last week ahead of their season opener and expressed confidence in the team’s positional battles.

FC Dallas Loanees & Affiliates Report: David Rodriguez gets 1st Liga MX start - Big D Soccer
It was a big week for all of the loanees, with all of them getting starts.

Tanzania to Texas to tryout: Bernard Kamungo came to North Texas SC, and they're glad he did | The Striker Texas
North Texas has a lot of new faces but one impressed during an open tryout earlier this year.

// MLS //

What we learned about every new coach in Week 1 |
There were a lot of new faces on the bench this past week in MLS (nearly a third of the league got a new coach for 2021). Some did well, others did, meh.

Seven best debut performances from MLS opening weekend |
Nice to see FCD's Martines on this list alongside some other big names.

Why NYCFC's transfer strategy has evolved since Lampard and Pirlo |
NYCFC had to evolve from the older, bigger names to some younger talent that they could eventually sell.

Frankie Amaya (finally) joins the Red Bulls from FC Cincinnati - Once A Metro
Red Bulls pay $1m allocation fee and sign midfielder to long-term contract in a move that should benefit both sides.

Nicolas Lodeiro injury update: Midfielder could travel to LAFC - Sounder At Heart
Brian Schmetzer provides updates on Lodeiro and offers a bit more of an explanation about Yeimar Gomez Andrade not starting.

Where was Judson? Almeyda explains absence in Earthquakes opener - Center Line Soccer
Here is a little bit of San Jose news to get us started for this weekend's game.

BMO Field to expand to 45,000 seats ahead of 2026 World Cup - Waking The Red
It is still kind of crazy to me how Toronto has been able to expand BMO Field in the manner that they have over the years.