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

The US have an important match tonight.

The United States resume World Cup qualifying tonight in San Jose.

// FC Dallas //

Craft loaned to OKC | Big D Soccer

The first loan of 2017 is a familiar one as FC Dallas has sent HGP midfielder Coy Craft back to Oklahoma City. I think this is a good loan for the time being.

Quick Burns: Expectations for Javier Morales | Big D Soccer

A few of our staffers decided to discuss their thoughts on Javier Morales this week in our latest panel discussion.

Acosta ready to prove himself on the international stage | FCDallas.com

As much as I would like to see Kellyn Acosta in that starting XI for Bruce Arena tonight, I don’t think it will happen.

// MLS //

Week four storylines and more in MLS | MLSSoccer.com

While most of the league is off for the international break, there are some games on the menu with a handful of teams this weekend.

Garber to attend rally in St. Louis next week | MLSSoccer.com

I’ll continue to say, as Don Garber pops up at expansion hopeful cities, the chances those cities get in increases.

LAFC sign Alvarez and then loan him to OC Blues | Angels on Parade

Remember Carlos Alvarez? Yeah, that was a blast from the past kind of name in MLS but he is technically LAFC’s first signing.

Josef Martinez’s injury doesn’t appear to be serious | Dirty South Soccer

Martinez took a pretty nasty hit in an international game yesterday but he should be okay once he returns to Atlanta.

Donovan: I’m officially done | ESPNFC

No more soccer playing for Landon Donovan. He’s hanging up the boots for real this time.

How John Strong is the new voice of American soccer | Goal.com

I love me some John Strong. He’s quickly become one of my favorite announcers.

// USL //

Season previews from all the USL sides | SB Nation

Our OKC preview is in this mix but if you want to learn more about the other clubs in the second division, do yourself a favor and dive into this thread of links.

// USMNT //

Tactical preview for the US and Honduras | MLSSoccer.com

If you are into tactics and that sort of thing ahead of tonight’s game, this is a good place to start.

Three reasons why we’re worried about US vs Honduras | Stars and Stripes FC

Well someone is a Debbie Downer.

Three reasons why we’re confident in the US tonight | Stars and Stripes FC

There ya go, a little more glass half-full for you to take in before tonight’s game.