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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, April 2, 2014

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The hype for Saturday's game in Houston continues to grow.

Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Little by little we're getting geared up for the Texas Derby this weekend in Houston. We'll have plenty of items to discuss as FC Dallas will be taking on rivals Houston on Saturday.

But first here are some morning links to get the day started off with.

// FC Dallas //

Hyndman at peace with life after coaching | Dallas Soccer News

Here is a great interview with the former head coach, Schellas Hyndman. I still respect the guy for all that he did in the Dallas soccer scene.

Keel and Hedges are building a solid partnership | Soccerly

I'm glad this one got written up, it has honestly been on my mind lately how well these two have been doing together.

Hooper Jams | YouTube

Kudos to the FCD digital/marketing team for putting this one together. Very creative, slightly cheesy, but worth watching either way.

VOTE MAURO!!! | MLSSoccer.com

The player of the month ballot is out for the league's website. Mauro Diaz is one of the five in the running. (Side note: He got my nomination for the Player of the Month vote by the soccer reporters that vote on that sort of thing each week/month)

// MLS //

Porter lays into ridiculous red cards | MLSSoccer.com

This isn't apart of the article but I've been told both FCD and Portland are working together to get the two red cards overturned for this weekend. I think they have a good chance at it too.

Colorado Rapids win April Fools Day | SBNation.com

Seriously, they won. I'm pretty sure they could do this again next year and win again too.

// USMNT //

Beasley voices his displeasure after his club refused to release him for friendly | SI.com

While the Mexican side had the right to refuse (non-FIFA date), I would still be pretty pissed as well.