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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, May 24, 2016

FC Dallas players earning high praise in various Team of the Week posts.

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Last weekend was good to FC Dallas but it is about time to put that game behind us and move on to San Jose.

// FC Dallas //

The backstory on Jara | FCDallas.com

This is a very fascinating story on Agustin Jara, FCD's latest signing. Crazy to think a young kid like this would pay his own way to get training here. It worked out for him in the end as he debuted last weekend.

FCD trio to play in Dirk's celebrity baseball game | FCDallas.com

I've long wanted to go to Dirk's baseball game in years past but this year may be a really good reason to go as Ryan Hollingshead, Chris Seitz and Walker Zimmerman are all going to participate in it.

Its truly Tesho time | Dallas Soccer News

Tesho Akindele is really starting to come into his own here in his third season with FCD. Five goals already on the season, more minutes, and his level of play has improved so much.

Akindele and Acosta headline TOW | MLSSoccer.com

Also Zach Loyd gets an honorable mention.

// MLS //

Pirlo: MLS too much running, too little play | ESPNFC.com

Andrea Pirlo had some interesting comments yesterday. Part of it sounds like sour grapes but I think that is just what you get from a guy like Pirlo. He's not that wrong though.

Coaches shine in Rivalry week | Goal.com

Yes, I do think Oscar Pareja had a good weekend. Oh wait, no we weren't in a rivalry game. Yeah okay, whatever.

Keane hopes to play with Ronaldo in LA | Goal.com

It feels like Robbie Keane has been in LA for ages now and it appears he wants to start to recruit Cristiano Ronaldo to Southern California. Seems natural I suppose.

Wondo signs contract extension | Center Line Soccer

Chris Wondolowski won't be going anywhere anytime soon in MLS. But we do know he won't be available this weekend for the Quakes when they take on FCD.

// USMNT //

Klinsmann's Copa roster is both wonderful and terrible | Stars and Stripes FC

I think a lot will be said about this tournament once it is over but right now, this roster doesn't look like one that will beat some big South American clubs.

What Klinsmann got right and wrong | MLSSoccer.com

This one is from the other day but worth sharing again if you haven't read it.