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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, February 4, 2015

FC Dallas hits the field for the first meaningful match of 2015.

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Today is finally the day, the preseason really will kick into high gear for FC Dallas as they battle Orlando City later this morning. We'll do our best to provide as much coverage of that match as we can but first here are your morning links.

// FC Dallas //

First run out for FCD |

Some early thoughts to look at, including the fact that we'll see Kaka today for Orlando.

[Note: We're being told that there likely won't be a stream today for the match against Orlando. In the event that this changes we will alert you as quickly as we can.]

Health is key for Zimmerman and his Olympic dreams | Dallas Morning News

This is a big year for the US team as they try to qualify for Rio. Walker Zimmerman should be apart of the team is he can find a way to get minutes and be healthy this year.

// MLS //

Frank Borghi passes away |

One of the heroes of the US 1950 World Cup team sadly passed away yesterday.

Local officials propose temporary venue in Miami | Miami Herald

Funny how folks don't want to help Miami get a stadium but they want to propose where a team should play until they get a stadium deal worked out.

On Chivas USA's academy and its future | The Goat Parade

More talk on the Baby Goats and what is going to happen with them and the LAFC academy.

Sergio Campbell stuck in limbo with Columbus and his former youth club | Massive Report

One of the Crew's draft picks this year was stuck in a tough place when his youth club in Jamaica called MLS and demanded some fees be paid. Some folks called it a nightmare no one wanted to talk about but it looks like things will settle down with this situation before long.

Jermaine Jones on the 3-5-2 |

It wasn't for him, and really it wasn't for anyone watching the US play Chile last week.

A few good minutes with Bruce | Soccer Insider

Anytime Steve Goff at the Washington Post is able to get an interview with LA manager Bruce Arena, it is always worth a read.

Does MLS need promotion-relegation? | Soccer Gods

Our pal Steve Davis decided to poke the bear, so-to-speak, with a three part series on MLS and pro-rel. I fear for his Twitter feed, his email account and any other means of contacting him now.

That is all for now, we'll hope to get as much info on today's game as we possibly can. What do you all have going on today?