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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Today is a big day in FCD history.

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

While we still have some talk about Colorado coming up today, we also have to set our sights on tonight's big match in the USOC against Philly. But first some morning links.

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas should be well rested for USOC semifinal | Soccerly

Should is the key word there. It will be very telling with what Oscar Pareja does with his lineup tonight.

Union ready for semifinal showdown | Soccerly

And from the other side of tonight's match. The Union have only lost once since June...and it happened to be against FCD.

Union and FCD ready for Tuesday's clash |

Now the league gives us their preview. Plenty of good material here.

// MLS //

Instant replay on Week 22 |

Simon Borg is off this week but the league website still reviews some bad calls including the penalties in the Colorado match.

Seattle and Chicago gear up for USOC semifinal |

Not to look too far down the road, we have to turn to the other side of the bracket to see a potential target for the final.

End of the Bash Brothers |

Yesterday, LA traded for Alan Gordon for some allocation money thus marking the end of the Bash Brother era in San Jose. I'm very curious to see what the Quakes have up their sleeves now. My gut tells me they are going to soon be banking heavily on next season with their roster due to their new stadium.

Conditions laid out for potential Chivas USA owners | The Goat Parade

Three pretty simple conditions to buying Chivas USA. Honestly, I don't disagree with any of them.

Vancouver targets consistency after win over SKC | Fox Soccer

For FCD's sake, we hope consistency does not happen.

Dempsey trades his jersey for popcorn |

I don't know what is better, him doing this with a little kid or the women surrounding the kid reacting to this.

Sacramento feeling confident about MLS chances | Reckless Challenge

They've risen up the expansion hopeful board in a quick fashion.