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Big D Daily: News for Friday, March 28, 2014

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Portland is in town looking for their first win of the season.

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

I can smell the beer and food of a tailgate already. We're inching towards the last game of March tomorrow as FC Dallas takes on the Portland Timbers.

We have a few things to get to on our end to preview the game but first here are some morning links.

// FC Dallas //

Pareja values consistency over results | MLSSoccer.com

I can't say I blame him here for that. I'm a firm believer that a team that remains consistent in all areas of the game in this league tends to do well.

Castillo leads the pack in GotW race | MLSSoccer.com

Keep voting people!!

Keys to the match | FCDallas.com

Scott and Daniel from the FCD digital gang preview tomorrow's game.

Looking back at the 2013 season series with Portland | FCDallas.com

The Timbers were a tough out last season, a very tough out.

FCD to reveal naming-rights partner for Elm Fork Complex | Dallas Business Journal

We'll find out today who is slapping their logo on this new facility.

// MLS //

Qatar gets a World Cup, why not Texas? | MLSSoccer.com

I think if soccer had someone like Mark Cuban on their side, this would totally happen.

A look at Toronto's rise | MLS Insider

I feel like we need to pump the brakes a bit on this rise to the elite talk.

Dempsey doesn't agree with his two-game suspension | MLSSoccer.com

Dude, you tagged a guy in the nuts. I'm sure if it were the other way around you'd feel different.

Arsenal sets friendly date with New York | Fox Soccer

Their first game in the US since 1989! I have to admit, I'm not a Gunners fan but I do want to make it to that one in July.