Big D Daily: News for Wednesday February 19, 2014

FC Dallas Communications

FC Dallas has a friendly later this afternoon against USF.

It seems hard to believe but February is already a little more than halfway done. The countdown to the regular season is in the teens and FC Dallas has a friendly today in Florida (we'll have stream info later on Twitter).

Until then, here are some morning links to get the day going.

// FC Dallas //

Pareja keeping it simple in Florida | Dallas Soccer News

Some good injury news in this piece to keep watch on. Sounds like the club may be without Raul Fernandez to start the regular season.

Cobi earning his spot | FCDallas.com

I have to say, I am excited by this kid. He's saying all the right things and so far it seems like he is doing some of the right things as well.

// MLS //

The Brad Evans Show | MLSSoccer.com

Hmm...okay.

MLS emerges as top destination for American players | Fox Soccer

It isn't that the European dream is dead for some American players, it is that the opportunities to succeed here are getting better.

Seattle focuses on chemistry | Fox Soccer

Honestly, a lot of teams are going to be dealing with chemistry issues early on this season. FCD is one of them. But here is a good piece on how Seattle is handling it.

MLS Media Day roundtable | ProSoccerTalk.com

The one-liners with the 14 players are worth reading here.

// MLS Expansion //

St. Louis duo wants USL PRO and then MLS

I still really want the league to be in St. Louis. It just makes sense for them to be there dammit.

// USMNT //

Ukraine friendly still on | Goal.com

Despite some issues in the Ukraine, the friendly coming up will still go on as planned.

// MISC //

Jimmy Kimmel does the local sports in LA | Uproxx.com

Honestly, Kimmel isn't half-bad at the local sports stuff. I still never know what to make of his late night gig though.

And lastly, our stadium journey this morning takes us to Spain where we look at a fairly new venue, the San Mames Stadium.

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via 4.bp.blogspot.com

What do you make of the injury news for FCD? Also, do you want St. Louis in MLS? Let's talk about this and more below in the comments section today.

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