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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, May 5, 2021

One MLS team moved on in the Champions League, while two others failed to advance.

MLS: Portland Timbers at FC Dallas Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

We’re at the midway point here in our Texas Derby week as FC Dallas is getting set to host the Houston Dynamo on Saturday. We’ll begin previewing that match for you all soon but first, we have some links to discuss.

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FC Dallas To Increase Fan Capacity At Toyota Stadium Beginning June 19, 2021 - Big D Soccer
Games in May will remain at 50% capacity but after that things will open back up again for the rest of the stadium.

East Stand View: No Flinching - Big D Soccer
So some folks didn't like Hollingshead's actions on Saturday against Portland, while others love it.

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Union draw Atlanta United 1-1, advance to Champions League semifinal - Brotherly Game
The Union conceded late in the first half but sealed it with a late goal to beat Atlanta United 4-1 on aggregate and book a spot in the semifinal in August.

Atlanta United knocked out of Concacaf Champions League quarterfinal by the Philadelphia Union - Dirty South Soccer
Atlanta United has never advanced past the quarterfinals of the Concacaf Champions League.

Recap & Highlights: Toronto FC eliminated from Champions League contention in 1-0 defeat to Cruz Azul - Waking The Red
In the end, the best team in Liga MX was a class above Toronto.

Double take: Did Austin FC dominate Minnesota United? | The Striker Texas
It's a matter of the Loons being bad to start the season or Austin actually being good here as an expansion team. Or a bit of both.

How Seattle look so good, so early with their new formation |
It is a bit odd that so many folks thought Seattle would be down this year but here we are again with them doing well and looking like a team with something to prove.

Running down the top 5 young-player performances in Week 3 |
There is some love thrown FCD's way here but it probably won't be what you are expecting.

Marko Maric: Safe Hands? Tricky Feet? - Dynamo Theory
Houston has a new keeper between the posts this season and so far he's shown well for them.

Columbus Crew is healthier, hope to stay healthy after Monterrey clash - Massive Report
The Black & Gold have two objectives in Mexico: Win and come home without more injuries.