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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, June 27, 2017

FC Dallas is back in action tonight.

And just like that we’re at another game day here for FC Dallas.

// FC Dallas //

Soccer Supporters’ Culture: My Trip To Houston | Big D Soccer
One of our own gave his thoughts on sitting in the supporters section in Houston last week. Let's all be nice folks, it is as simple as that.

Squad Selection: What kind of rotation do you do for the USOC? | Big D Soccer
FC Dallas has to quickly turn around for another game, this time in the USOC. Who do you start?

Dan Hunt Joins ESPN Soccer Today to Talk HOF, USL Team and Transfers | FC Dallas
If you haven't listened to this interview, you're going to want to. But until then, here is an excellent recap of it all.

Kellyn Acosta: FC Dallas star poised for USA, World Cup breakout | has a great video on Kellyn Acosta and how he is a rising star for the club and country.

FC Dallas won't repeat mistakes made with Freddy Adu while developing Paxton Pomykal | Dallas Morning News
No doubt about it, Paxton will be brought up the same way a lot of the other HGPs have with this club.

A Soccer Factory in Football's Heartland: 'It's Like It's Europe or Something' | Bleacher Report
And here is your latest love for the FC Dallas academy system.

// MLS //

Why so dull? MLS has a serious (lack of) personality problem among its coaches | FourFourTwo
First of all, go see the photo used in this article. Its worth it on that alone. Secondly, I think there are some issues that keep some managers from showing their personalities at times.

Portland Timbers Finalize Move for Center Back Larrys Mabiala | Stumptown Footy
The Timbers are getting close to landing another defender to help beef up their back line.

Replacing Kinnear with Leitch is a gamble for San Jose's playoff hopes | ESPN FC
A gamble sure, but like I mentioned yesterday in the daily links, it was a gamble probably worth taking in San Jose.

Road Warriors the Rapids Ain't | Burgundy Wave
Colorado comes into town tonight with a bit of a chip on their shoulder about playing on the road.

Stylish 2017 MLS All-Star Jersey unveiled ahead of match with Real Madrid |
I feel this may have to go to my collection along with the jersey it was inspired by, the 94 denim kit.

// NASL //

Demba Ba, Eden Hazard among investors in San Diego NASL expansion team |
This is a pretty interesting group of owners in the NASL.