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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, April 22, 2021

FC Dallas continues to prepare for their weekend game in San Jose.

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MLS: Colorado Rapids at FC Dallas Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

The second week of the new MLS season is close to getting underway here as FC Dallas will head out to San Jose for their Saturday afternoon encounter with the Quakes.

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Why a lack of Homegrown players starting for FC Dallas could be good - Big D Soccer
This will probably be something we need to get used to here this season as Luchi figures out his lineups.

SET THE STAGE: FC Dallas vs. San Jose Earthquakes | 4.24.21 | FC Dallas
San Jose loves to do their man-marking style of play that could be interesting for this FCD group to take on in week two.

FC Dallas watch party guide: Where to watch FC Dallas vs. San Jose Earthquakes around DFW | The Striker Texas
Going to Peticolas to watch a game is always a fun experience. But there are some other good spots in town as well to catch a road game.

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San Jose's mistakes, Josh Antencio's promise and Second Spectrum highlights |
More primer for this weekend's game in San Jose. They were pretty bad last weekend in Houston, but will all of that go away in their home opener? Let's hope not.

Real Salt Lake legend Nick Rimando returns to club as academy coach |
This is one of those moves you love to see. Keeping some of these old MLS faces around in a capacity like this is good for the teams.

MLS is back, and so are the fans: The best tifos from Opening Weekend | ESPNFC
The 2021 MLS season is underway, and with several clubs welcoming fans into the stands, the soccer world was treated to some sorely missed tifos.

The Super League and MLS's differing attempts to emulate the NF – The Athletic
MLS and the failed Super League both have NFL ties that influenced their attempts to emulate the world's most profitable sports league.

Chicharito triggers the Galaxy, but defense remains the issue | US Soccer Players
Until LA fixes their defense, they're going to likely be in a ton of wild games this season.

Tommy Thompson could be available for Earthquakes’ game vs. FC Dallas - Center Line Soccer
Thompson left last week's game in Houston within the first ten minutes but it appears he could be healthy enough for Saturday's game.

Chicago Fire Notebook: Players vaccinated, injury updates, and more - Hot Time In Old Town
The Fire is the latest team to get players vaccinated.

Report: Toronto FC make bid for 23-year-old Santos attacker Yeferson Soteldo - Waking The Red
If you are thinking to yourself, that name looks familiar. Then you are right, FC Dallas had this guy as a target three years ago.