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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, January 12, 2016

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Rumor mills are starting to heat up as the preseason takes shape.

Robert Duyos-USA TODAY Sports

The week moves forward as we get closer to the SuperDraft.

// FC Dallas //

Get to know OKC Energy FC | FCDallas.com

Now that FCD is linked up with OKC, it is time to get to know our new affiliate in the USL just a little better.

// MLS //

Ranking the top players in each position for the SuperDraft | MLSSoccer.com

This year's draft pool has a little more talent than last year's. While FCD is picking out of the top 10 again this time around, there could still be a guy that could fall to us that works out.

Future of the college game, its up for discussion | MLSSoccer.com

Matt Doyle offers up a lot of good comments here about the future of the college game for soccer. Plenty still needs to be done to improve it. Hopefully in the coming year or so we see a change for the better of the game and the players/students involved.

Which position will Josh Yaro play? | Fox Soccer

Is he a center back or a right back? Only a few seem to really know.

Jack Harrison's navigates unfamiliar territory on his way to MLS | Fox Soccer

Another piece on a soon-to-be MLS rookie in Wake Forest midfielder Jack Harrison. His path from Man U's academy to the US was an interesting one to say the least. A lot of folks are thankful that NYCFC's HGP claim on him was denied too.

Timbers set to pick up McInerney from Columbus | ESPNFC.com

Such an interesting move for both sides. To me, this sounds like Columbus is working on bringing in another striker this offseason while Portland is looking for their Max Urruti replacement within the league.

Timbers set to add Grabavoy and Valentin | Goal.com

Portland continues to add pieces to the pie here this offseason from within MLS (though Zarek Valentin is returning to MLS). I have to say I respect how well their offseason has been so far despite losing Urruti and Will Johnson.

Gordon re-signs with LA | LAG Confidential

No shocker to see this move done before the draft on Thursday, Alan Gordon is staying in Southern California with LA.

Morris seen training in German | Sounder at Heart

Yep, for now Jordon Morris is in Germany with Werder Breman. Only time will tell if that sticks or if he is just waiting for Seattle to chip in a little more cash.

// USWNT //

Carli Lloyd wins FIFA player of the Year | ESPNFC.com

I love me some Carli Lloyd.