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Big D Daily: News for Thursday February 20, 2014

Hoops won big in Florida yesterday.

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

After yesterday, I have to admit, the preseason feels like it is finally underway now that we have seen just a little more of FC Dallas in action. FCD down USF yesterday afternoon 5-1, thanks to a hat trick from Blas Perez.

We'll dive into that game a little later on this morning but until then, here are some links to get the morning started off on the right foot.

// FC Dallas //

The club's recap of the preseason win |

Hopefully Blas scoring three is a sign of big things to come in 2014.

Perez hat trick start off Florida trip | Dallas Soccer News

Another recap of yesterday's win. It was also good to see Ryan Hollingshead contribute a late goal.

// MLS //

Bunbury trade was an Expansion Draft strategy for SKC |

I think we'll certainly see a few more of these type of deals this season as clubs prepare for next fall's Expansion Draft with Orlando and NYCFC.

New York Homegrown player heads to Mexico |

Just when the Red Bulls appear to be gone and done with silly moves, they let one of their own slip away to Mexico.

Trust drove Maurice Edu to Philly | Fox Soccer

Even though he was wanting more money at first, I have to say I am glad Edu is back in MLS.

Drogba to MLS chatter continues to pick up steam | ProSoccerTalk

Can we go ahead and try to figure out how Seattle is going to make this move now, or later?

// World Cup //

FIFA says Curitiba will still host |

All sides do remember that the deadline to complete these venues was December 31 of 2013 right? Sounds like they will push this to the 11th hour and beyond.

// USMNT //

Freddy Adu reminds us to take caution with Julian Green |

Adu doesn't remind us himself, this just reminds us what an overhyped young player can and can't do does.

// Dallas Cup //

Dallas Cup links up with adidas |

That's a pretty big deal folks. It does mean no more Nike around town for the tournament but still, that is a big deal.

// MISC //

Kate Upton and zero gravity. |

I agree, we're running out of things for her to do.

And finally, our stadium tour takes us to Italy today with the Stadio San Filippo.



Were you excited by Blas' three goals yesterday? What did you make of the Bunbury trade? Feel free to use this thread for your discussion today.