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Big D Daily: News for Friday, January 16, 2015

The first part of the draft is over, so now what?

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Yesterday was a rather interesting day with the first two rounds of the SuperDraft going on. Lots of new faces around the league now, including FC Dallas' new defender Otis Earle. But more on him later, lets get into some headlines.

// FC Dallas //

Dream come true for Earle |

A couple quick reactions from the newest FCD player.

Getting to know Earle |

The club's digital team compiled a list of links on Earle, all worth reading.

// MLS //

Goal scorers rule the day at the draft |

Lots of attacking talent went early but don't be shocked if a defender ends up shining throughout the season.

Team by team breakdown of how things went yesterday |

No real shocker who some folks at the league's digital office think did well yesterday.

Grading the draft - who came out ahead |

All the SBN blogs got together to grade yesterday's picks. I gave FCD's grade a B-, which seemed fair in my mind. What would you grade it?

Pablo Mastroeni brings his facial hair game to the draft |

I linked a photo of this in our draft thread yesterday, I mean come on. This thing is ridiculously awesome.

Theorizing DCU's new secondary jersey | Black and Red United

DCU is set to get a new away jersey that appears not to be white for a change. Since we're talking about kits, FCD gets a new one this year as well for the road. After last year, I'm very curious to see the direction that puppy goes in. Does it stay blue or go to something else?

Toronto makes Jozy deal official |

They also announce the deal that sends Jermain Defoe to Sunderland.

LA moves up in allocation in deal with Colorado | LAG Confidential

So the Galaxy are now sitting at number 3 in the Allocation order after shipping Marcelo Sarves to Colorado. Part of me really wants to see San Jose or Montreal be a bully and keep LA from getting Sacha Kljestan again.

Garber: The Lampard deal could have gone better |

Well, no sh*t.

St. Louis a target once again for MLS |

With a potential new NFL venue, it makes sense for this to be in the discussion again. I'd love to see that market in MLS someday if the right ownership group came along to make it happen.

Alright, that seems like enough to go on, what did you all take away from yesterday?