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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, March 30, 2016

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The doom and gloom may be over for the USMNT.

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While the USMNT won their game last night, the U-23s struggled in their loss to Colombia.

// FC Dallas //

Pareja named to HOF ballot | FCDallas.com

Really cool to see Oscar Pareja on the National Soccer Hall of Fame ballot. To me it is a no brainer but part of me also kind of wants for him to get in when the new facility is finished in Frisco.

Getting Urruti is paying off for FCD so far | Dallas Morning News

We all remember the Re-Entry Draft day when FC Dallas moved up to the number one spot to snag Maximiliano Urruti from Portland. So far in four games he has three goals. Good return on that investment I'd say.

Seven players on international duty should return for Columbus game | Dallas Morning News

We already know that Kellyn Acosta and Walker Zimmerman are in town following last night's game. Now it will be a matter of time before the other five get back to town.

FCD defense looks to shut down Columbus' attack | FCDallas.com

It is never too early to scout an opponent and here is a good look at what FCD's defense will need to do to contain the likes of Kei Kamara and Fedrico Higuian.

// USMNT //

Not nasty enough for U-23s | MLSSoccer.com

It wasn't a matter of not wanting it as badly as Colombia but it really came down to the fact that the plan wasn't good enough and the attitude on the field sunk quickly as a result of it.

U-23s struggle against Colombia | SI.com

I won't get into the whole blame the ref kind of thing, the fact is the US squad wasn't good enough last night.

US rebounds with convincing win | Stars and Stripes FC

4-0. That was a strong statement last night. But is everything actually fixed?

USMNT leaders take reins | MLSSoccer.com

The lineup last night was something I don't think we've seen often or at all out of Jurgen Klinsmann, all 11 players were in their natural roles and the 4-0 score should be a wake up that they're back in business.

Keys in the US win over Guatemala | SI.com

The veterans stepped up but more importantly the team looked good as a whole for a change.

Why there was attendance issues in Columbus | Massive Report

Simple explanation, cost. It was just too damn much to attend. And for those curious, only around 7k were at the U-23 game last night.