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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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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.