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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, March 10, 2016

One more day of training and then it is off to Houston.

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The rain continues to fall here in the area as FC Dallas has only a couple more practices until their big showdown with Houston.

// FC Dallas //

How international call ups will affect FCD in 2016 | Big D Soccer

One more call on this piece from yesterday as we took a look at how many games FCD could be without some of their key players this season.

// MLS //

Jermaine Jones and the new look Rapids | MLSSoccer.com

We still have a few games to wait to see Jones in a Rapids kit but between him and the potential arrival of Timmy Howard, the Rapids are slowly starting to sound interesting.

Edu set to miss three more months | Brotherly Game

Philly certainly missed Maurice Edu on Sunday against FCD but now they'll have to figure out something else as he is going to be out for a little while longer with a stress fracture.

A reader fixes Seattle's logo | Sounder at Heart

I have to admit, after looking at this I immediately forgot what the actual logo looked like enough that I had to google it. Comparing the two, it is a pretty solid re-design. Though it does look like one a USL team would wear.

Gio and Gerrard struggled in opener | Goal.com

I missed this one yesterday but it is worth pointing out here as even though the Galaxy dominated DCU in a 4-1 win, two of the big stars did not look like big stars.

BMO Field to host Winter Classic | Waking the Red

Okay, this isn't really MLS or soccer related but it is rather cool to see a MLS venue get to host an outdoor hockey game.

Timbers grab Leicester City player on loan | Stumptown Footy

This is a very intriguing move since this guy is a midfielder/defender. I'm very curious to see how well a young EPL player like this fits in.

The case for a change in the CCL schedule | Goal.com

I've heard of these types of thoughts before but this one continues to make the most sense for everyone involved. Not only would it have teams from all over the region in form, it would also help set up a potential in-form MLS team at the Club World Cup in December too.