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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, April 29, 2021

MLS had another wild night the Champions League.

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

The week rolls into a rainy Thursday here in Dallas as we get ready for another weekend of play for FC Dallas. The club is getting set to host the Portland Timbers who had a busy night on Wednesday in the Champions League.

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas Loanees & Affiliates Report: Brandon Servania gets another start - Big D Soccer
Brandon Servania continues to play well in the Austrian Bundesliga as he gets minutes in a new position.

FC Dallas Signs Academy Product Collin Smith - Big D Soccer
Smith becomes the 32nd HGP signed by the club. He will go on a season-long loan to North Texas SC.

FC Dallas, supporters hoping for positive image in week 2 after safe-standing setback | The Striker Texas
The 'safe standing' section in Toyota Stadium during the season opener was a bit of a disappointment to most. Now the club has apparently done their part to fix that.

SET THE STAGE: FC Dallas vs. Portland Timbers | 5.1.21 | FC Dallas
Will we see FC Dallas go back to their 4-3-3 look this weekend against Portland?

// MLS //

Columbus Crew settles for wild tie vs. Monterrey in Champions League - Massive Report
Columbus gets a pretty wild draw that sets them up for a big challenge in Monterrey in the next leg.

Timbers draw Club America 1-1 thanks to late PK from Felipe Mora - Stumptown Footy
As per usual, the Timbers didn’t make it easy, but they came away with a 1-1 draw thanks to a late equalizer from Felipe Mora off a penalty kick.

Savarese: Portland representing MLS in showdown with Liga MX giant Club America |
Some will say that Portland has the biggest challenge against Club America in the CCL, and last night kind of proved that to be the case.

Midweek Analyst: Latif Blessing's brain, plus stat and young player of the week |
It is kind of scary to think that LAFC have gotten two good results without Diego Rossi or Carlos Vela involved.

NYCFC determined Valentin 'Taty' Castellanos will remain despite Palmeiras interest | ESPNFC
NYCFC is determined to hang on to striker Valentin "Taty" Castellanos, despite a recent offer from Palmeiras. I do find this interesting that another player from a New York team is wanting out like this though.

Is LAFC evolving in 2021? | US Soccer Players
As the team is known for the most potent offense in Major League Soccer, LAFC may be developing a defense that could turn them into a greater threat.

Mercedes-Benz Stadium set to operate at 100% capacity beginning May 15 - Dirty South Soccer
Another move toward normalcy for some but it does seem to be a bit quick.

Covid-19 restrictions continue to hamper Sounders’ scouting ability - Sounder At Heart
Garth Lagerwey suggests the team may be more conservative in the summer window as a result.

LA Galaxy sign defender Séga Coulibaly - LAG Confidential
Malian-French player latest import from French leagues for the Galaxy.

Chicago Fire Notebook: Positive injury news, a new training facility, and Wicky weighs in on Marsch to Red Bull Leipzig - Hot Time In Old Town
Seeing that Chicago wants to re-do their training facility is good news. They'll be better off for it in the long run.

Sources: Despite rumors, Anthony Precourt not interested in Liga MX team | The Striker Texas
Does anyone in MLS truly trust what Precourt says though? We’ll certainly see.