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Big D Daily: News for Friday, April 24, 2015

Its game day!

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Our weekend gets started early today with another Friday night game for FC Dallas. The Hoops are in Colorado, looking to get revenge on the Rapids. We'll continue to dive into that game but first we have your morning links.

// FC Dallas //

FCD not expecting the altitude to be a factor | Dallas Morning News

Good to hear that FCD players and coaches won't fall into the excuse that the altitude will be a factor tonight. Sure, the air will be a tad thinner than it is here in Dallas but its not nearly as bad as some places in South America.

Keys to the match |

The FCD digital crew gives us the three things to look at in tonight's game.

Bunbury discusses picking the US over Canada |

While this isn't totally about Tesho Akindele, there is some good lines in this piece about how Teal Bunbury understands what Tesho is going through right now.

// MLS //

Sacha Kljestan comes full circle |

The latest MLS Insider piece takes a look at the Red Bull's new main man in the midfield.

Powers brushes aside Seria A rumors |

A little bit on tonight's opponent and DFW-native Dillon Powers. Pretty cool to hear that some Italian teams have been lining up to scout him here.

Power Rankings from Week 7 | RSL Soapbox

I really do like that someone collects all the PRs out there to see what the average is for each MLS club. FCD remains about where you'd expect them to, just below the top group of clubs in the league.

Why foreign players struggle to adjust to MLS | Fusion

There are always plenty of solid reasons why players never adjust to playing in MLS. The travel is a big one in my mind, but so is the style of play in this league.

Twellman on Blanco's legacy in MLS | The Bent Musket

Cuauhtemoc Blanco was arguable one of the best DP signings that MLS has ever had. He hung up his boots this week and Taylor Twellman discussed what he meant to the league.

MLS has TV flaws overseas | RTE Sports

Wow, this one is rather interesting to read. Now that we're being broadcast overseas, some folks have some heavy comments for MLS games.

MLS is not on the verge of a financial disaster |

After yesterday's Soccernomics piece that got a lot of folks talking, our mother ship's editors dove into the piece to see all the errors that it had. Basically, the sky isn't falling on MLS and their money situation.

Alright, that appears to be it for now. Who is excited for tonight?