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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, April 6, 2016

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Time to get through the middle of the week.

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We continue our slow roll to the weekend as FC Dallas is getting set to host San Jose.

// FC Dallas //

Replacing Diaz was no easy task for Acosta | Dallas Morning News

We all know how it went last Saturday as Kellyn Acosta was certainly the poor-man's copy of Mauro Diaz.

Teammates praise Seitz for his performance | Dallas Morning News

Chris Seitz is a pretty humble dude when it comes down to it. So it was no surprise that he didn't want to go deep into how good his game was last Saturday.

// MLS //

MLS is throwing a 90s party today |

Did you know today is the 20th anniversary of the first game played in MLS between San Jose and DC? The league's website will be live streaming that game today as well as a bunch of other 90s related things.

SKC to pay homage to rainbow kits | The Blue Testament

San Jose did something similar last weekend against DCU with their Clash related warmups. SKC wisely goes into the same mold with this. One can only hope FCD does something creative with some Burn related material here soon.

DCU clarifies fan ban | Black and Red United

There was a bunch of talk about this yesterday on Twitter as DCU banned a group of fans for setting off a smoke bomb outside RFK Stadium last week. Definitely worth reading up on this sort of thing.

MLS's best interest include more red cards | FourFourTwo

Steve Davis loves to bring the heat and he does it again with this piece on the red card situation in MLS. I'm kind of with him on this though as I still believe it will die down before long.

Format and schedule to be unveiled for USOC |

The first and second round draws are today at 11am. No MLS 2 sides in the tournament this year but that means we'll see more amateur teams participate. Also, check out that new logo for the tournament. Looks snazzy.

Meram eyes Olympics with Iraq |

Justin Meram was one of the better players on the field last Saturday for both sides. He's definitely one of those players you want to root for on the international level too.

Eight reasons why Ryan Babel may be in Salt Lake | RSL Soapbox

Yeah, this could be interesting.