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Big D Daily: News for Friday, April 14, 2017

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It is game day again!

FC Dallas will be back out on the field in a Good Friday match against San Jose.

// FC Dallas //

Scouting Report: Keys for FCD to beat San Jose | Big D Soccer

Our scouting report dives into what makes San Jose good at home and why this could be a tricky game for FCD tonight.

FCD vs San Jose: Preview and how to watch | Big D Soccer

Don’t feel like watching tonight’s game on Unimas? Facebook has you covered then.

Why FCD is emphasizing set pieces against San Jose | Dallas Morning News

Both set piece attacking and defending are important tonight. Dallas has struggled this season on set piece defending, which San Jose can capitalize on if they’re not careful.

Commitment drives the FCD defense | MLSSoccer.com

No goals given up so far in four games in the run of play for FCD. I would love nothing more than to see that streak continued tonight, along with another shutout.

// MLS //

Atlanta setting the bar for elite MLS clubs | ESPNFC

I am still kind of waiting for this expansion side to have some true expansion team type moments here this season.

Does luxury player Pirlo help or hurt NYCFC | ESPNFC

A year or two ago he was a bonus on many levels but this season I would say he is nothing more than a waste for the club as they are trying to progress forward.

Life lessons from MLS’ most traded player | FourFourTwo

Our old pal Dominic Oduro gives us some thoughts on what it is like to be traded around this league. I would say Dom handles it better than most probably do.

The under-appreciated brilliance of Fanendo Adi | FourFourTwo

Is Adi one of the most under-rated DPs in league history? I would argue he is.

// USL //

USL launches their broadcast channel | USL Soccer

It is pretty crazy to think that 17 markets in the second division have local TV coverage these days. Things have come a long, long way in this country.

// World Cup //

Arena: US can be champions in 2026 | SI

I love some Bruce Arena quotes but I think some of these were pretty honest takes on where he sees the country going in this game.