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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, September 16, 2015

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Only a little longer until FC Dallas plays at KC.

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The week continues to move on here as FC Dallas gets set for a big match at SKC.

// FC Dallas //

Diaz returns from injuries | Dallas Morning News

It almost feels like it has been ages since we last saw Mauro Diaz on the field with FC Dallas but he is back in full training this week, which can only mean he should be back in the lineup on Friday.

// MLS //

DCU advance to quarterfinals of CCL | Black and Red United

Fairly easy looking result for the Black-and-Red. Good to see one MLS team move on so quickly here.

Olsen mentions possible CCL format changes | Black and Red United

I saw these quotes in a couple places this morning but if it is true, that will be interesting for MLS sides. They struggle to handle it from year to year as it is, I'm not sure the additional schedule congestion will help. I mean think if you are a team that makes it through the knockout round into the finals of both MLS playoffs and the CCL. If this is in one calendar year, that is a lot of games.

LAFC stays as official name of expansion club | MLSSoccer.com

There was little doubt that LAFC would change their name or colors here but now they are both official.

More on the LAFC name | The Goat Parade

Here are some more thoughts on the name and what it means for the new club. I get that the name is boring but that may very well be where we are at with MLS team names at this point. Like this piece said, we're not in the 90s anymore.

MLS applies for Bethlehem Steel trademark | Brotherly Game

Part of me is excited by the thought of Philly's USL team being called that, but I also kind of want to see new names come up as well.

NYCFC should let Kreis manage | ESPNFC.com

After seeing the dumpster fire that was NYCFC last weekend, I have to agree with everything here.

How Nagbe could fit in with the USMNT | 91st Minute

Honestly, I'm not sure at the moment if Jurgen Klinsmann can do anything with the famed Dallas-killer.