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Big D Daily: News for Friday, July 8, 2016

It is game day again for FC Dallas!

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

I honestly don't know how to start off today's links without discussing at least a little bit about last night here in Dallas. Even as I write this police are still dealing with the numbers continue to rise in terms of injuries and death toll. I hope all of you were safe last night.

Anyways, it is game day here again for FC Dallas as the club takes on San Jose tonight.

// FC Dallas //

FCD vs SJ: Squad selection | Big D Soccer

With the four day turnaround, followed by two games next week, do you make any changes tonight in San Jose?

FCD hopes to start the weekend off right | Dallas Soccer News

A two game road trip on the west coast is always tricky for any club in this league but these are two teams in San Jose and Seattle that Dallas can and should beat.

Aubrey David is ready to get started | Dallas Soccer News

FCD's newest player is in town and ready to go with the club. Hopefully he can be the spark for the defense to help continue to push things along.

David: There are good vibes with this team |

And a little more on the new Trinidadian defender that FCD brought in.

U-16s punch ticket to academy semifinals |

This group never looked like they were going to lose the other night against RSL. Also, good news, the U-18s won their game last night as well. Both teams are advancing!

// MLS //

MLS coaching tree: an interactive displace |

This is really cool once you get past the whole Sigi Schmid and Bruce Arena talk.

Three questions on the Lloyd Sam trade |

NY sent one of their key players from last season to their main rival yesterday for allocation money. While I get it, I'm still kind of shocked NY traded the guy to a rival.

Harrison is our POW |

I did my best to get Mauro Diaz a POW win but the rookie from NYC had more votes.

The legacy of Adrian Heath | The Mane Land

Some good comments in here about the now former Orlando boss.

Orlando's evolution made Heath's departure inevitable | FourFourTwo

And for some super detailed backstory on the move and what is going on in Orlando, you really need to read this piece. Just seeing that this club could go one of two ways (the Portland route, or the TFC route) is very interesting.

A tale of two Kamaras | FourFourTwo

It has ben almost two months since the Kei Kamara trade but here is a look at the other Kamara in Columbus leading the Crew.

Analyzing attendance so far in 2016 | Fansided

We know the numbers are way down here but they're also down across the league. No new teams, no World Cup, no big new players...sounds about right.