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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, August 6, 2015

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The week marches towards the weekend here.

Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

I learned yesterday that I am truly not built for the Texas heat. Seeing on my car say on my drive home from work that it was 109....yeah I don't have words.

// FC Dallas //

Five former Academy players to watch in college this season |

The college season is right around the corner with teams kicking off their preseason training this week around the country. FCD has a load of players in college right now and these are five good ones to definitely keep an eye out for.

// MLS //

Giovinco continues his dominating pace in win over Orlando |

A hat trick again for the Italian. Right now there is little debate in my mind as to who the league MVP is.

Old Gunnar Solksjaer in talks with TFC | Waking the Red

This is why you can't have nice things Toronto. While your club has had some success this year and look posed to make the playoffs for the first time ever, you are already looking at your next head coach.

RBNY fans experience marred in Philly | Once a Metro

Earlier in the week we had the talk from the Philly blog about what went down last weekend when the Red Bulls visited the Union. Now we get the NY side of things. Lets just say that PPL Park has some things to work on.

DCU has the most expensive academy | Black and Red United

This one is rather interesting to me. While most of the league has very little cost associated for the players and families in their academies, DCU is charging a lot of money for players to be in their system. If they were pumping out Andy Najar and Bill Hamid type players each year I could understand it but they haven't been.

Krafts working with Goldman Sachs on stadium | The Bent Musket

This is good news in some ways as it shows the Krafts are very serious about getting a stadium for the Revs. GS has been apart of a lot of deals over the years.

Who has the easiest road to the playoffs |

This one was actually posted a day or two ago but I forgot to include it. Anyways, it just shows how weak the east is here and that FCD has no cake walk into the post season dance.