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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Time to put last weekend’s disappointment behind us and begin to look ahead to Saturday’s match against Portland.

MLS: FC Dallas at San Jose Earthquakes Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

The week rolls on here as we continue to shake off the funk from last weekend’s loss in San Jose. FC Dallas went back to work in training yesterday to begin their prep for Saturday’s match against Portland.

// FC Dallas //

Pepi gets FC Dallas off the mark with hope more goals will come | The Striker Texas
Ricardo Pepi is the type of goalscorer that just needs one to get going. So hopefully after last Saturday's goal in San Jose, he has done just that.

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27 Takeaways: Observations on every team after MLS Week 2 | MLSSoccer.com
The comment on FC Dallas' defense being caught wide open is pretty spot on.

Toronto FC officially announce signing of designated player Yeferson Soteldo - Waking The Red
Yep, FC Dallas was once in the hunt for this guy but terms never got reached. So good on Toronto for figuring out how to make it happen.

Repeat: Chicharito wins second straight MLS Player of the Week after hat trick | MLSSoccer.com
I don't normally get worked up over Player of the Week stuff but seeing how well Chicharito has started off this season, you have to wonder where things are going for him next.

The MLS TV audience | US Soccer Players
The MLS viewer numbers and the next TV deal are key to the league's growth, something MLS commissioner Don Garber has made clear more than once.

“It was not a surprise”: Role players step up to get Timbers first MLS win - Stumptown Footy
This is a little primer for this coming weekend's match. The Timbers got key contributions from some role players to earn their first MLS win last Saturday against Houston.

Revolution’s three new starters earn praise - The Bent Musket
Arnor Traustason, Christian Mafla, and Wilfrid Kaptoum earn high marks for their performances on Saturday.