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Big D Daily: News for Friday, March 11, 2016

Tomorrow is Crush the Orange Day.

Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Out of nowhere the rivalry week with Houston is here as FC Dallas heads south tomorrow.

// FC Dallas //

Success in Houston is a great feeling |

Matt Hedges has seen both sides of this series over the years but lately has enjoyed a lot of wins over the Dynamo.

Re-live the 2015 Derby sweep |

Between the 4-1 romp in Houston, to the other big wins in Frisco, last year was certainly a fun season to watch FCD beat up on their rivals.

Houston looking to end skid against FCD | Houston CBS

From the other side of things for this weekend, the Dynamo are coming off a 3-3 draw at home.

// MLS //

Which newcomer made the most impact in Week 1 |

If the conscious isn't Carlos Gruezo, we may have to revolt. Yet there are some decent names on this list.

Jones burning bridges on his way out of New England | The Bent Musket

Stay classy Jermaine Jones, stay classy.

Toronto and RSL complete deal for Ben Spenser | Waking the Red

You really have to love these kinds of MLS deals that see the 'first right of refusal' on a player as part of the deal. Such a MLS trade if there ever was one.

Lampard at home in New York, says foreign players feel obliged to help MLS |

I've heard guys from the other side of the pond say a lot of what Frank Lampard is saying in this before. I suppose some people want to see MLS grow as much as we do here.

Week 2 preview and TV schedule |

Plenty of interesting games on the menu for this weekend outside of our Texas Derby game. I'm definitely curious to see NYC and TFC battle on Sunday as well as the SKC and Vancouver game.

Chad Ochocino believes he could still make it in MLS | Fox Soccer

Keep dreaming bro.

Decoding the Sounders transfer messages | Sounder at Heart

You know Seattle is just itching to do something big here with that open DP slot. They've always gone after bigger names with those slots but you wonder if they may go the South American route on this one and get a lesser known young DP.

How important goal differential really is | American Soccer Analysis

Yep, this one still stings a bit.