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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, August 17, 2016

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FC Dallas continues to prep for a long road trip that is coming up.

MLS: Sporting KC at FC Dallas Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The week slowly rolls on here as FC Dallas enjoys a bit of change to their schedule with having only one game this week.

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What you may not know about FCD | Big D Soccer

For the third straight summer, one of our own interned with FC Dallas. And just like the two previous summers, that said intern came back with a new perspective on the club that we call our own.

FCD waives Agustin Jara | Big D Soccer

This was the one bit of news that came down yesterday regarding FCD. Now the club has two open roster spots with only a few weeks to go before that roster freeze.

Suspension to Harris puts spotlight back on Aubrey David | Dallas Morning News

It is nothing towards Atiba Harris but I really want to see Aubrey David get more minutes at right back.

Barrios willing to help the team no matter what | Dallas Morning News

One thought I had in replacing Fabian Castillo on the left wing was to just start using Michael Barrios on that side. Hopefully that will start to work out more.

Academy teams shift focus on new season | FCDallas.com

The MLS academies have a long season that stretches from fall to spring and into the summer. Now that school is starting back up again, a new season is on the horizon.

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New York escapes El Salvador with a draw in CCL | Once a Metro

A word of warning for FCD next week, their CCL trips on the road will not be easy.

Sporting KC fails to capitalize on opportunities in draw | The Blue Testament

Again, I’ll say it, the road in the CCL won’t be easy.

Why the MLS MVP race is down to two big stars | FourFourTwo

Yeah, I don’t have a lot of disagreement with this one just based on stats alone. Though I keep joking with Steve Davis on this that Frank Lampard is going to sneak in that Golden Boot race with his teammate David Villa.

Why Nigel de Jong may be LA’s most important player | FourFourTwo

Say what?

Minnesota announcement set for Friday | ESPNFC.com

We’ll certainly know all the details of what is to come in Minnesota this week. But the big question will be really down to what the name will end up as.

Introducing Angels on Parade | AngelsonParade.com

I meant to do this one yesterday but figure I will end today’s links with it. Our old Chivas USA blog (The Goat Parade) has turned into Angels on Parade. They’re still covering LAFC like they always have been. So update those bookmarks (if you still use that sort of thing).