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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Only a couple more days until FCD is back on the field.

The first month of the season continues to roll on as FC Dallas preps for the weekend trip to Kansas City.

// FC Dallas //

Report: Two clubs tracking Zimmerman | Big D Soccer

This really shouldn’t be a surprise to any of us who watch Walker Zimmerman out there.

Roster update: Diaz no longer a DP, Chala on the DL | Big D Soccer

Yesterday also saw a bit of news on the roster for FCD in the form of who is a Designated Player this year and who is not. Plus, Anibal Chala is out for at least a month at the moment, which is disappointing to hear.

How Kellyn Acosta continues to evolve his game | Big D Soccer

One last one from yesterday evening, if you need another reason to get excited about Kellyn Acosta, take a gander at this post.

Early road win gives FCD a boost | Dallas Morning News

Anytime you can get your first road win out of the way early in the season, it does help set you up for good things.

How to help a FCD Academy coach and his family following a fire | FCDallas.com

I’m not sure if you all have heard about the big condo fire up in Plano but it did some serious damage. It turns out that one of FCD’s own saw their place go up in smoke.

// MLS //

MLS TV numbers post highest ratings in over a decade | Soccer America

Our game with the Galaxy drew huge numbers on Univision over the weekend. Crazy seeing that the TV numbers were the highest since Freddy Adu’s debut back in 2004.

Doyle: The youth movement begins now | MLSSoccer.com

In some ways I like to think that FCD really began this new youth movement in MLS but we are seeing it all over now days.

Team and fans must unite against hateful chants | Dirty South Soccer

It really is time to clean up the hateful chants in MLS. Not only is it embarrassing to hear each week but there really is no place for it anymore.

Can Los Angeles handle LAFC? | ESPNFC

Given how most of the newest clubs have fared to start out with, I think they’ll be fine. Just remember anything will be better (on and off the field) than Chivas USA.

MLS player poll on expansion, salary and more | ESPNFC

There are lots of interesting goodies in this player poll that the World Wide Leader conducted.