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Big D Daily: News for Friday, June 24, 2016

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The weekend is here as FCD welcomes RSL to town.

Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

It is almost game day again around these parts as FC Dallas is getting set to take on RSL this weekend.

// FC Dallas //

Zendejas sold to Chivas | Big D Soccer

Some will wonder why this is even happening but when a team offers a half a million for a guy you haven't used this year because of injuries, you tend to take the money in this business. To me that can be another selling point of the academy for some players, as you say FCD is a starting point to get to bigger clubs.

Zendejas to join Liga MX side | ESPNFC.com

Here is a little more thought on the move for the FCD HGP.

Academy teams open strong in playoffs | FCDallas.com

So far so good for the FCD academy sides in the USSDA playoffs. The competition isn't easy all the way through but these teams still have plenty to prove here.

Keys to the match | FCDallas.com

The FCD digital guys give us a couple quick points on tomorrow night's match with RSL.

// MLS //

Grella runs away with our POW | SBNation.com

After a little Copa break, the voting resumed for us and some other blogs in the weekly player of the week race. You can see how I voted here and how others did as well.

Three moves SKC should make right now | The Blue Testament

All three trades are pretty wild but not too crazy when you really break them all down. You know about half of the league wants to get Poku from NYCFC right now, and I could actually see that kind of trade work for it.

Perfecting the volley | The Mane Land

Ever wanted to know how to do a perfect volley? This post has you covered.

Tel Aviv reportedly offer DCU a deal for Birnbaum | Black and Red United

Like we said yesterday, the transfer season is about to really heat up here in the next couple of weeks. DCU also had a nice little offer for one of their players yesterday, though I would hold out for more money if I were them.

The many eras of MLS | FourFourTwo

This one is a bit long but certainly worth the read to finish out the morning cup of coffee, tea or beer (who am I to judge, it is Friday after all).