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Big D Daily: News for Friday, August 19, 2016

FC Dallas heads to Utah to begin a three-game road trip.

MLS: Vancouver Whitecaps FC at FC Dallas Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

The weekend is nearly here as FC Dallas is getting set to begin an important road trip.

// FC Dallas //

Quick Burns: Should FCD shuffle the lineup more? | Big D Soccer

Yesterday a couple of our staff dove into the roster discuss as to whether or not Oscar Pareja needed to dig a little deeper in the rotation for a few games.

FCD on Campus: 10 players to watch this fall | Big D Soccer

With school starting up, we wanted to make sure you all knew where to find some of FCD’s academy players this fall.

Hunts shooting for $39 million budget on HOF | Dallas Business Journal

The key in all of this is to know anything above that number, the Hunts are going to be picking up the tab for it.

// MLS //

Lampard: I’ve had the LA game circled all year |

Frank Lampard is really excited to play a team that he probably was once thought to play for some day.

Jones ruled out for Colorado against Orlando |

FCD could really use a win tomorrow and then a loss by the Rapids. Seeing that Jermaine Jones is out for their home game against Orlando could help.

Marlon Hairston thriving in third season |

I was a fan of his when Colorado drafted him a couple seasons ago. He’s really developed into a solid young player in this league now.

New England signs Cody Cropper | The Bent Musket

I still have no idea how this young keeper wasn’t on the allocation list since he has represented the US at a national team level on the youth side. Crafty stuff by the Revs to sign him as a free agent.

Which keepers stand out as the best in MLS? |

No love for Chris Seitz I see. That is fine, he can continue to do well under the radar like a lot of FCD players this season.

LAFC to hold groundbreaking ceremony for stadium next week | Angels on Parade

Kind of crazy that things are running pretty smoothly out in LA for the next franchise in that city. Stadium being built, so we should never see LAFC and the Galaxy sharing a stadium. I keep saying it but LAFC is going to be fun to watch.

No special session for Minnesota in 2016 | Fifty Five One

We’ve been told all along that the delay in announcing anything in Minnesota was due to the legislation there. Now it comes out the day of the team announcement that there won’t be any special legislation for them in 2016.

Why Detroit should receive an expansion team | NBC Soccer

Overall, Detroit is a strong sports market that really does show up and support all of their teams (both good and really bad). It all comes down to getting a stadium in the right location there and if they do, it will work out.