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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, May 28, 2014

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The US win easily over Azerbaijan.

Ezra Shaw

Last night really felt like the start of a good push towards the World Cup for me. One friendly down, a couple more to go before the first match in Brazil.

// FC Dallas //

Pareja pleased with injury progress | Soccerly

It sounds like Andrew Jacobson and Michel are a possibility for this weekend's game against San Jose. Good updates on Mauro Diaz and Kellyn Acosta too.

Plenty of positives | FCDallas.com

Another quick look back at the clean sheet in Salt Lake.

Two FCD players earn honors | FCDallas.com

Good to see Tesho Akindele get some praise here.

Former FCD Supplemental pick leads NASL squad | Dallas Morning News

It has been a while since I've heard what Aaron Pitchkolen was up to.

// MLS //

Wright-Phillips leads Golden Boot race after 1-1 draw in KC | MLSSoccer.com

I watched a good chunk of this one. NY came out flat but that counter attack with Bradley Wright-Phillips was enough to earn the draw (and some fantasy points for me).

Argos left out of BMO Field expansion? | Waking the Red

This is certainly an interesting turn in this story.

Wondo and Davis realizing World Cup dreams | Quake, Rattle and Goal

It is hard to read this without the song "Best Friends" playing in the background.

Twellman should have been the all-time scoring champ | Goal.com

Taylor Twellman will still go down in my book as the one player that had the chance to absolutely shatter this all-time goal scoring record in MLS, even more so than Landon Donovan. Stupid concussions.

// USMNT //

Diamond midfield returns with mixed review | MLSSoccer.com

The United States struggled to get anything on the board despite some solid chances early on.

Sluggish but triumphant | SI.com

Solid points all around here. Still a little ways to go before Brazil to fine tune these issues.