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Big D Daily: News for Friday, February 24, 2017

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FC Dallas kicks off 2017 in style.

We really couldn’t have asked for a better start to the season than last night.

// FC Dallas //

Kellyn Acosta scores twice in 4-0 win for FCD | Big D Soccer

Four new starters last night for FCD and they all looked good for the most part. Now Oscar Pareja has options for next week’s two games.

Talking points from FCD’s win over Arabe Unido | Big D Soccer

The club looks like they are well on their way to the semifinals after that performance.

FC Dallas moves closer to the CCL semifinals after Acosta’s career night | Dallas Morning News

We’ve seen glimpses of this kind of stuff out of Kellyn Acosta before but last night he took it to another level.

Colman starts his tenure with a goal | MLSSoccer.com

We joked that the goal cost $2 million but in all seriousness it was a nice finish.

Acosta shows he can be a star for FCD | MLSSoccer.com

We said it last night and we’ll continue to say it...it is the year of Kellyn.

FCD knows the quarterfinals aren’t completely over | MLSSoccer.com

Next Wednesday’s return leg in Panama won’t be easy but the four goal lead is a nice starting point.

Champions League shows Dallas at its Diaz-less potential | FourFourTwo

No Mauro Diaz? No problem really with that lineup.

// MLS //

Wiebe: Expect a golden boot upset | MLSSoccer.com

The only name on this list that I’m in a bit of a disagreement with is actually Jozy Altidore. I never expect him to remain healthy enough for a full season to be in the running for these sorts of things (and in all honesty, I want him hot in 2018 for the World Cup).

New Sounders kit is an ode to history | Sounder at Heart

I know it is another white kit but I really love the colors and history behind this one.

Columbus kit leak shows new sponsor | Massive Report

I like everything about these two kits. That yellow kit is rather cool with the black mixed in the way that it is.

MLS near deal with Real Madrid for ASG | ESPNFC

Another big club is coming to play in the All-Star Game against MLS this year.

SKC is the league dark horse no one is talking about | FourFourTwo

I’m not sure this will be the 2017 version of the Rapids but SKC will likely frustrate a lot of teams this year.