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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, March 3, 2016

Only a couple more sleeps until the new season starts.

Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

Sunday is getting closer and closer but the action begins tonight at the Cocktails and Cleats event.

// FC Dallas //

FCD still looking to add another forward | Dallas Morning News

It was media day around Frisco as Fernando Clavijo spoke about how the club isn't done filling out the roster. He told us the same answer on Twitter the other day.

Preseason is over for FCD as they prep for Philly |

The final few days of preparation are here for FCD as they get everything set for this Sunday.

2016 previews - FCD team guide |

Here is a good starting point for everything we need to know about this year.

// MLS //

A better showing for Seattle and RSL but still not enough in the CCL |

And the other two MLS sides bit the dust in the CCL last night leaving an all-Mexican final four. Great.

Champions League was fun while it lasted | Sounder at Heart

Going to Mexico is always tough for anyone but Seattle had the uphill battle of going to Mexico City with Club America. Yeah. At least they looked sharp in those new blue uniforms.

RSL comes within inches of advancing in CCL | RSL Soapbox

But it wasn't meant to be for another #MLS4RSL run.

Liga MX completes sweep of MLS |

In some cases it was close but in others it wasn't even fair.

Ten exciting young players to watch in 2016 |

There are two good names on this list and eight other guys.

If you read one post, make sure it is this one | Burgundy Wave

It has been a rough couple of seasons in Colorado but this piece breaks it all down nicely for you. There are some very interesting comments from Pablo Mastroeni in this one, including one where he basically says it was a mistake for the Rapids to hire him. Ha.

Kamara set to become a DP with a new million dollar contract | Columbus Dispatch

I have to say, good for Kei for getting a sweet new deal after the season he had last year.

Orlando and NYCFC look for better second year |

Expansion seasons are always meant to be rough in MLS but now the real work is in front of Orlando and NYC. Each have made some good moves this offseason but I don't know if they both did enough.

Can Portland repeat as Cup champions? |

The age-old question about repeating. Simple answer, they can but they won't.