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Big D Daily: News for Friday, January 6, 2017

We’re a week out from the SuperDraft.

The weekend is finally here on this first week of the new year.

// FC Dallas //

Decision set for Saturday on Castillo | Big D Soccer

He’s not training in Turkey, his agent is already talking him up again and it appears Club America wants him again. All FCD can do is wait and see.

Roster building: A deeper look at the FCD HGPs | Big D Soccer

We have seen FCD sign a slew of young players this past year. Yesterday we dove into how each player fits into the roster and what we might see out of them.

Three FCD players called into national team camp | Big D Soccer

Good to see this trio of guys get called up by Bruce Arena.

FCD trio has to prove themselves |

While it is certainly a big honor, the three do have to find a way to stand out among the large MLS camp that was called up. I do worry about FCD come summer time should all three be apart of the Gold Cup, but we’ll get into that later.

Draft: Top five SuperDraft picks by FCD |

I’m not sure I’m totally on board with Dominic Oduro as the best player the club has ever gotten in the draft but the rest of the list is pretty solid.

// MLS //

Mock Draft 1.0 |

I couldn’t agree more with the style of drafting that is discussed for FCD in this mock draft. Just like the top five picks link above suggests, when the club goes defensive through the draft, it usually works.

Generation adidas class of 2012: Five years later | RSL Soapbox

It is hard to believe it has been this long since this class entered MLS. It is also the draft that brought us Matt Hedges, though he wasn’t a GA.

Ibarra and Ramirez return to Minnesota | E Pluribus Loonum

The Loons have their Superman and Batman for their first MLS season. I’m very curious to see how these two do on a MLS level. Ibarra has been in Mexico for a little while but hasn’t see a ton of action from what I am told.

Quakes sign former Roma executive as their new GM |

This is such a San Jose move. You gotta imagine his first question was “what is allocation money”? Or “I have to draft a player next week?”

// NASL //

New Cosmos owner gives club hope but their fate is still tied to NASL |

Here is the latest in the never ending saga with the second division. It seems the New York Cosmos have a potential new owner but that may not be enough to save things. We’ll know more later today apparently.