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Big D Daily: News for Friday, December 12, 2014

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More drafts on the way today.

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Who wants more drafts? Well you are in luck if you said yes. The first stage of the Re-Entry Draft is today at 1pm CT. We'll coverage of that coming up this morning but first some links to get the day started off.

// FC Dallas //

FCD Academy winter showcase recap | FCDallas.com

Some solid results as usual for the young'ns.

Dan Kennedy's impossible position with MLS | Football.com

A fairly interesting take at our newest goalkeeper and how he got to where he is now in Frisco.

Kellyn Acosta is anxious for U-20 World Cup qualifying | American Soccer Now

Young Kellyn is going to get a lot of minutes with the youth national side in 2015.

// MLS //

Galaxy cut ties with younger players | MLSSoccer.com

More cuts being made around MLS. LA decides not to bring back a few young guys to the team next year.

The German star in College | MLSSoccer.com

I profiled Leo Stolz last year before the SuperDraft. If FCD could somehow get into the first round I would love to see him be selected by Oscar Pareja.

Landon Donvoan's farewell at MLS Cup | MLSSoccer.com

A very nicely put together video on Landon Donovan's final game.

Everyone in DC agrees on stadium | Black and Red United

This could be some of the best news heard this offseason as DC United may finally be getting a stadium to call their own.

Can MLS be transparent? | US Soccer Players

This article blames the structure of MLS (single entity) as the reason why the league doesn't open up about things like allocation money and other ways the players can move around the league.

As Donovan and Henry leave, MLS must find new stars | ProSoccerTalk

I guess David Villa, Frank Lampard, and Kaka aren't enough. Yeah, I hear it as I type it. Replacing Donovan and Thierry Henry just won't be an overnight thing in MLS.

A Christmas truce | APP

Okay, this one isn't MLS related but it is a damn cool history lesson. During World War II, the British and German armies had a Christmas truce. What did they do? They kicked the round ball.

Alright, that is all that I have for now. What do you lovely folks have going on this Friday morning?