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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, January 15, 2015

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Time to hunker down and get to drafting today!

Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

One of the biggest days in the MLS offseason is finally here. Today we'll find out who FC Dallas selects in the MLS SuperDraft. But first we have some links to get to this morning.

// FC Dallas //

Defense a priority for Dallas in the Draft | Dallas Morning News

Either a center back or left back seems to be the course of action today.

// MLS //

Final mock draft | MLSSoccer.com

The 'experts' see FCD taking either a center midfielder or a defender. So we shall see huh?

Mock draft 3.0 | Top Drawer Soccer

The TDS guys have FCD taking a winger/forward type player. Very intriguing.

5 things you'll see at the SuperDraft | Paste Magazine

Every one of these points are true. Lots of awkwardness revolves around the SuperDraft.

Defenders lead the way in this year's draft | Goal.com

There definitely is more defensive talent to go around but if you can snag one of the top three or four attackers in this draft, you do it.

U-20s rebound with 8-0 win over Aruba | MLSSoccer.com

They needed goals in a bad way and they got them. In other news, Kellyn Acosta did not dress for this game, he left the Panama game the other day with a knee injury. US Soccer says it is a day-to-day injury at the moment.

Planning the uncertain future | Stumptown Footy

I may have not linked the last two parts in this series but this latest piece is certainly an interesting one to ponder. Portland does well to fill their stadium but expanding it beyond 23,000 is going to be super tricky. If they'd only ditch that turf.

How a big deal lost blood | Waking the Red

If you are curious about all the fallout of Jermain Defoe leaving Toronto, read this piece. It will certainly paint a picture that shows you how the guy was in Toronto. Losing out on making the World Cup roster for England was likely the biggest blow to him but to Toronto as well.

LAFC post supporter relation position and then alter it | The Goat Parade

I'm sure many of you saw the job posting for LAFC yesterday that made its rounds on Twitter. At least LAFC was wise enough to update their mistakes.

Klinsmann supportive of Jozy's TFC move | ESPNFC.com

Love seeing the line that says "you gotta play". Its true, these big name USMNT players need minutes and if they aren't getting it in Europe, then MLS is a good landing spot for them to get back on track.

How soccer saved the Seattle Seahawks | The Guardian

This is a very interesting take on how the city of Seattle really rebounded with the Sounders.