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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, May 13, 2021

There was plenty to discuss from the midweek play last night in MLS.

MLS: Houston Dynamo at FC Dallas Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The week is quickly approaching its end here as FC Dallas is getting set to hit the road again here as they’ll head north to battle Minnesota, who finally got their first win of the season last night (more on that in a sec).

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FC Dallas Loanees & Affiliates Report: Bryan Reynolds Earns Third Start - Big D Soccer
Reynolds got his third start for AS Roma but in a weird twist, he started at left back.

Transfer Rumor: FC Dallas in race to sign Argentine midfielder - Big D Soccer
It looks like FC Dallas is one of two MLS clubs looking to sign the Argentine midfielder.

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Midweek Analyst: FC Cincy's reboot, Miami's pace & Young Player of the Week | MLSSoccer.com
Cincy needs a big boost in their defense, which will eventually in turn help their offense out too. Hopefully, this new stadium can help ignite something in them this weekend though.

Orlando City, Pride, Exploria Stadium Sold to Wilf Family - The Mane Land
It’s not officially official, but Flavio Augusto da Silva stated publicly the deal is near completion while those on the Wilfs’ side said the agreement has been reached.

Recap: Minnesota United FC 1, Vancouver Whitecaps FC 0 | MLSSoccer.com
After starting the season with four losses, Minnesota United FC got a huge first win of 2021, beating the visiting Vancouver Whitecaps FC 1-0 at Allianz Field on Wednesday night.

MLS icon Dwayne De Rosario on the pain, pride and power in his new book "DeRo: My Life" | MLSSoccer.com
I just want a long, detailed chapter on the MVP season that saw him traded twice in the same season.

Neville vs. Heinze: A tactical breakdown – The Athletic
Here is a good bit of detail from the first match between two of MLS's most scrutinized new managers.

Columbus Crew owners release statement regarding rebrand - Massive Report
The Haslams, Johnsons, and Dr. Pete Edwards release a joint statement on the recent rebrand announcement.

Sounders vs Earthquakes, recap: A win, but at what cost? - Sounder At Heart
Sounders win 1-0 in San Jose, but lose Frei to injury.

Sporting KC come up short in Houston - The Blue Testament
Urruti's goal in the 56th minute was the difference as SKC falls on the road.

What it felt like to be in Providence Park for a Cascadia clash - Stumptown Footy
On Sunday, the Portland Timbers played the Seattle Sounders in front of fans for the first time since 2019. Here’s what it was like to be in Providence Park that day.

Not done yet: Drew Moor on how he stays competitive going into his 17th MLS season - Burgundy Wave
I still wish FC Dallas could have done something to bring him home for one last ride with the club.

Report: Jony Menéndez deal done, $1.4m fee agreed - RSL Soapbox
FC Dallas isn't the only club chasing an Argentine player at the moment.