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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, May 31, 2016

FC Dallas bigs the prep for Houston.

Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

It is #HateHouston week around these parts as Thursday can't get here soon enough.

// FC Dallas //

FCD learns CCL group | Big D Soccer

Last night we learned we'd get two Central American teams in the CCL this summer. For the most part it looks like a very manageable group for FCD to escape from.

FCD and Houston on different paths |

Back in March it seemed like Houston was turning a corner when they started the season scoring 11 goals in three games. But as quickly as they started, they soon faded away while FCD remained at the top of the standings.

Raul Fernandez could be coming back to MLS |

Reports out of Peru have Fernandez heading back to the US with SKC, even though the KC side of things have denied that rumor.

// MLS //

Which MLS teams got the best CCL groups |

Right now its looking like FCD and NY got a bit lucky with the draw.

When Atlanta was on top of the soccer world | Dirty South Soccer

This one is a bit long, so grab that coffee, but enjoy the ride. It is a very fascinating tale of when Atlanta hosted Manchester City back in the 70s.

Andres Guardado on a MLS move |

I still believe within the next couple of years, we'll see a lot more big Mexican national team players in MLS. Gio dos Santos was one of the first but more will be coming.

What can Seattle learn from punting away DCU | Sounder at Heart

Things have been rather off this season in Seattle. Last weekend they suffered yet another loss to a team that they probably should have beaten but it appears as though lady luck is not on their side. They wonder if they should let the kids play a bit more.

A tie that felt like a loss for Colorado | Burgundy Wave

Maybe last weekend was the start of a decline in Colorado? We'll see.

// USMNT //

What can the USMNT take from the friendlies to Copa? |

Two decent wins in the friendlies building up to Copa America were nice but that opener against Colombia is going to be a completely different animal.