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Big D Daily: News for Friday, September 5, 2014

The weekend is nearly here as FC Dallas heads to Utah to battle RSL.

Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

It is nearly that time here. Time to get you all prepared for this weekend's game. But first we have some morning links to dive through.

// FC Dallas //

Pareja doesn't see any more moves before roster freeze | Soccerly

The MLS roster freeze for all clubs is rapidly approaching on September 15. Oscar Pareja believes the club is pretty much done with retooling, reworking and all that jazz with the roster. Some of the real work will begin following the season however, but we'll get into that when that time comes.

Acosta in the middle |

The young HGP talks about his first start in the central midfield for FCD. Question is will we see him there tomorrow night?

Keys to the match |

The FCD digital gang give you the three big keys to tomorrow's match.

Rookie Rankings, Tesho rises to the top |

I missed this one the other day but the MLS crew see Tesho Akindele on top of the rookie race right now. Smart thinking considering his competition has been cooled off for two months.

// MLS //

Bocanegra announces retirement |

Another longtime star from the old USMNT guard is hanging them up after this year. It really is going to be a dawn of a new era in US soccer.

Garber says league is making strides on Chivas USA | The Goat Parade

Speaking at a big conference yesterday, Don Garber gave a slight update on the Chivas USA situation.

Las Vegas bid for MLS hits a snag |

Just a little delay in the voting for the stadium project in Sin City. It seems bids like this take one step forward and two steps back far too often.

Sacramento Kings owner leading their expansion charge |

While Vegas struggles, the California capital received a major shot in the arm on Thursday by adding the NBA's Kings to the ownership group. That is the money they needed, not it is about getting that stadium in place.

Garber sees MLS in a good spot |

Some more quotes from Garber on how the league has been growing at the right pace. Also he continues to shot down the pro-rel crowd that pops up like a wack-a-mole game.

Montreal announces plans for USL PRO, new facilities and more |

Big day in Montreal for the Impact as they announced FC Montreal for the USL PRO and a few other big things.

Whitecaps still plan on a USL PRO team as well |

The British Colombia side still has some work to do but they plan on getting a team in before the deadline to do so.

Seven teams fight for three spots in the Eastern Conference | Hot Time In Old Town

While the Western Conference is beginning to be fairly straight forward in terms of which teams will get into the playoffs, the Eastern side is a bit of a logjam.