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Big D Daily: News for Friday, April 30, 2021

The weekend is finally here as FC Dallas returns to action as they host Portland.

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

The end of the first month of play in MLS is here as we get set to turn the calendar page over to a new month for FC Dallas. Hopefully with that new month comes some better results than what we saw in the first two weeks.

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May Outlook: Examining the next five FC Dallas games - Big D Soccer
Three home games could be pretty good for FC Dallas to get out of their early-season rut. But if the points don't come in May, we could be in for a long, long season.

Bressan: “Football for me is about mentality.” - Big D Soccer
On Wednesday during media availability, Bressan answered a couple of questions about FC Dallas’ game on San Jose and what he takes from the tough loss on the road.

Nkosi Tafari: Why I Chose to Go by My Middle Name | FC Dallas
Good on Nkosi for opting to do some research and change his name.

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11 way too early (or not) conclusions for the 2021 season |
Although we’re barely into a fresh MLS season, there's no stopping observers when they feel like quickly reading into what’s already transpired through Week 2.

CCL takeaways: The good, the bad and the ugly for MLS teams in first legs |
Getting more than one MLS side in the semifinals is going to be super tricky after the way some performed in the first leg of the quarterfinals this week.

Will Chicharito break an MLS record against Seattle? |
One more goal will tie the record, with Chicharito needing two goals to break it.

USMNT's Paul Arriola on his 'frustrating' loan to Swansea – The Athletic
The winger is building fitness after an injury ended his time in the Championship, and is now focused on the future with D.C. United.

Sounders offering free Covid-19 vaccinations to fans - Sounder At Heart
I mean, that is one way to help get the vaccines out there. I'm kind of all for that.

Timbers feeling positive after dramatic and wild match - Stumptown Footy
In a game that felt like peak Concacaf, the Timbers came out with a result in dramatic fashion.

Will the Chicago Fire’s road woes finally end Saturday against the Red Bulls? - Hot Time In Old Town
Just like FCD, Chicago has some issues on the road that they need sorted out here.

Yeferson Soteldo may make his debut vs. Cruz Azul next week - Waking The Red
Toronto FC’s newest signing hasn’t been ruled out for next week’s return leg in Mexico City.

MLS clears Tomás Pochettino to play, but mystery remains | The Striker Texas
So it was nothing really in the end. Still very weird.