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Big D Daily: News for Friday, April 17, 2015

It is nearly game day around here!

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

This week has blown by for me here as we push towards another weekend of action in MLS. FC Dallas is putting their final touches on getting ready for Toronto. We will get into that game a lot today but first we have some links to dive into.

// FC Dallas //

Akindele speaks about his national team decisions | Dallas Morning News

I said the other day when the report came out that while Tesho picking Canada wouldn't shock me, I also didn't think he would be rushing to decide on when to make anything official.

Acosta hopes to fill the pothole in the Dallas midfield | Dallas Morning News

Maybe this will be the weekend we get to see the Ulloa-Acosta midfield.

FCD looks to bounce back after two straight losses |

How will FCD handle the big guys of Toronto will be interesting to watch tomorrow night.

Keys to the match |

The FCD digital crew break down the game for tomorrow.

Hedges ready to go after missing Colorado game |

Getting Hedges back will certainly be a big deal for tomorrow night.

// MLS //

Mix brings the magic to NYCFC |

The latest MLS Insider piece takes a look at NYCFC and how Mix Diskerud brings them a something special to their midfield. Side note, I still can't believe NYCFC got him at under a DP price.

Remembering the 2007 Open Cup win | The Bent Musket

I hate to bring this up for some of you but our pals up in New England are going down memory lane today. For me, I remember being at my first USOC game on that night shortly after I made the full-time move to Dallas.

Why are so many bummed about Tottenham? | Burgundy Wave

Simple, so many expected Arsenal.

Watching a NYCFC game at Yankee Stadium | The New Yorker

This is a fairly interesting piece as it looks at someone that was dissatisfied with their Red Bull experience over the years and is now giving the City team a try.

Minneapolis mayor rejects tax deal on stadium | Star Tribune

Now the fun work really begins for Minnesota United as they look to get a stadium done and deal with the local government at the same time. Oh boy.

MLS is surprisingly huge overseas | International Business Times

There is a reason why MLS has been signing TV deals overseas left and right. Its beginning to pay off too.

Alright, that is all that we have for now. What is going on with you today?