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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, February 23, 2017

It is game day again!

The new season is finally here as FC Dallas is back in action tonight.

// FC Dallas //

Can FCD avoid the dreaded ‘fade’? | Big D Soccer

A lot of teams in years past struggle when there are more games on the docket. Thankfully FCD has the depth to deal with it all.

FCD vs Arabe Unido: What they are saying | Big D Soccer

The club is getting a lot of respect going into tonight’s first leg. But Arabe is going to look to play to a draw in this one.

Pareja knows how to improve on 2016 | Dallas Morning News

Winning better in 2017 will be key according to Oscar Pareja.

Pareja is treating Arabe Unido with the same respect as other clubs | Dallas Morning News

And in all honesty, they should show their CCL opponents loads of respect for beating up a Mexican side in the group phase.

Pareja preaches belief as club starts knockout round | FCDallas.com

We all know this team has the make up of something special but they now have to put it all together on the field.

FCD weary of dirty game against Arabe Unido | MLSSoccer.com

I keep saying that as long as FCD starts strong tonight, they won’t have any issues in getting a result out of this one.

FCD has best chance of winning CCL | MLSSoccer.com

On paper, the team is stacked in a way that no other MLS team has been before.

FCD Homegrown players leading academy side in GA Cup | FCDallas.com

Jesus Ferreira took Argentina by storm two weeks ago but last weekend he and Bryan Reynolds took the GA Cup qualifying by storm for FCD.

// MLS //

Three thoughts from New York’s 1-1 draw to Vancouver in the CCL | Once a Metro

It wasn’t a pretty game between the two other MLS sides in the CCL. But I would imagine this was a result both teams will take.

Oustad comes up big for Whitecaps | Eighty Six Forever

If you are going to get a draw on the road in this competition, Vancouver showed a way to get a gritty one.

Type 1 diabetes doesn’t stop Jordon Morris | Sounder at Heart

I had no idea Morris had diabetes but good to see that he is able to control it and still play at a high level.

Crew looking to lean on new-look defense | Goal.com

Columbus has some talent on their roster but their defense was a huge issue in 2016. It will be interesting to see if the new additions have the impact that they are hoping for.