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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Draft day is tomorrow.

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Everything is gearing up for tomorrow's draft in MLS.

// FC Dallas //

U-18s head to Mexico for Copa Chivas | FCDallas.com

A big time tournament for the FCD academy coming up here as they head to Copa Chivas. FCD is the lone US team in this tournament too as they'll face off against Liga MX sides Monterrey and Tijuana, Portugese giants Benfica and Brazilian powerhouse Cruzeiro.

// MLS //

Final mock draft | MLSSoccer.com

A little more change from the previous mock drafts that have been done as they're picking FCD to get Eric Verso from Stanford. I caught a few Stanford games last fall and was pretty impressed with Verso in their midfield. That would be a pretty decent pick for FCD.

Defenders a hot commodity in SBN Mock Draft | SBNation.com

All of our MLS blogs got together for a mock draft as well. I gave explanations to our picks yesterday.

Media mock draft | Top Drawer Soccer

I was asked to do FCD's pick and just like with the SBN mock draft, I landed with Andrew Tarbell.

Combine notebook and thoughts on Morris | ESPNFC.com

ESPN's Jeff Carlisle checks in with his wrap up of the MLS Combine along with a few other notes on the Jordon Morris situation.

Chicago could deal pick on draft day | Fire Confidential

Ah, the annual 'team picking first is going to trade the pick' post. Honestly, I wouldn't be that shocked to see the Fire make a move out of number one though. As good as this draft is, they can get some allocation money and help sign some other guys outside of the draft.

Chicago seeks two European defenders | Hot Time In Old Town

The Fire are rather busy these days talking about who they want and where they hope to go.

Bill Hamid withdraws from USMNT camp | Black and Red United

I know some of you are thinking, man if only Jesse Gonzalez hadn't gone to Mexico. Well you're right in some ways there but Hamid was replaced by Sean Johnson instead.

RSL loans out teenage attacker to Mexican side | RSL Soapbox

Yet another MLSer going down to Mexico to play this season. Such an interesting trend we're seeing in that.

Wallace rebuffs Timbers offer and looks overseas | Stumptown Footy

I've always been intrigued by Rodney Wallace as a player but it sounds like his days in MLS are over as he looks elsewhere. I think Oscar Pareja could have done some great work with him too.

// NASL //

Atlanta ending operations in the NASL | ESPNFC.com

I don't believe I talked about this yesterday but its worth bringing up.

Peter Wilt wants another team in Chicago | Daily Herald

But as Atlanta leaves the NASL, Wilt is trying to get another team in the Windy City.