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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, April 2, 2015

FCD gets ready to take on Portland this weekend.

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The week is quickly coming to a close here as FC Dallas has one more day in town before they head west to Portland. We have plenty to discuss with that game but first lets get into the morning links.

// FC Dallas //

Tesho on Best of Big D ballot for top athlete | FCDallas.com

How cool is that? Rookie of the Year winner Tesho Akindele is up for Big D Magazine's best of award with some very tough competition. Go vote! Go vote now!

FCD advances in GA Cup | FCDallas.com

The guys in the Generation adidas Cup are moving on into the semifinals of the tournament. Really awesome to see that.

Scouting Portland | Dallas Beer Guardians

Our favorite beer drinkers of FCD are looking ahead to this weekend to see what the Timbers bring to the table.

// MLS //

Jewsbury is back in training for Portland | Oregon Live

While the veteran is back in training with the Timbers, he likely won't be available this weekend against FCD.

TFC's history that fans wish were April Fools Day moments | Waking the Red

Posts like this make me realize that sometimes we have it pretty dang good as FCD fans.

Cooper could be heading to Montreal soon | Sounder at Heart

A lot of folks were asking last weekend about Kenny Cooper and why he wasn't with the team in Frisco. It turns out, there has been some contract issues between Coop and the Sounders. Now it appears he could be heading to Canada.

Staying with a club for one's entire career is rare these days | US Soccer Players

The old 'team loyalty' thing is pretty thin in MLS these days. A guy like Zach Loyd are FCD's longest standing member.

MLS battles for hearts and minds abroad | Aljazeera America

With MLS signing deals overseas for TV rights, they're starting to stretch their reach a bit. But can they win people over is the key question. Then again, they have that same battle here as well.

DeLaGarza family is expecting another baby | MLSSoccer.com

After last year's sad story of Luca passing away, it is pretty cool to hear that AJ and his wife are expecting another child.

What social media networks would look like as soccer teams | Juan Futbol

I have to admit, I am always a sucker for things like this. Some of these kits are pretty cool. I could see FCD being a team that would actually be bold enough to put Twitter handles on the back of player jerseys for a game at some point.

Alright, that should do it for now, what do you all have today?