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Big D Daily: News for Monday, February 9, 2015

Matt Hedges earns his first national team cap on Sunday.

The weekend was pretty good all around for FC Dallas fans as the club finished up their preseason trip to Florida and captain Matt Hedges earned his first national team cap of his career. We'll get into all of that and more but first we have some morning headlines to go through.

// FC Dallas //

Hedges earns his first cap |

The US finally broke through their funk yesterday and Hedges got some valuable minutes on the field in the second half.

// MLS //

USMNT go back to basics with win over Panama |

For me, the hero yesterday was Gyasi Zardes and Michael Bradley. Both had big games and now the US can regroup a good bit before their spring friendlies against Denmark, Switzerland, and Mexico.

Klinsmann stands behind fitness comments |

Everyone has a different definition of fitness and Jurgen's is definitely different than most of us.

Garber: players and league are hoping to avoid work stoppage | Orlando Sentinel

Here is your latest CBA related article for the day. Don Garber doesn't want a work stoppage and apparently neither do the league or players. I'm still rather confident that something will get done in the final hour to make a new CBA happen.

Ali Curtis is a cold-hearted genius | Once a Metro

When you really do break down all the moves Curtis has made in his three or so months with the Red Bulls, you do have to give him some credit. The man has made some tough calls that right now appear to be great moves.

Alonso undergoes groin surgery | Sounder at Heart

That will be a tough loss for Seattle to begin the new year.

Several MLS teams had jersey leaks over the weekend |

FCD's kit wasn't one of them but we get a peak at some new kits like with Sporting KC and Toronto. Both look sharp. DCU also joined the party late when they revealed their kit.

That's about all I have for now, what do you guys have today?