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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Preseason continues on in Frisco today.

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We're just a few days away from FC Dallas' first preseason trip.

// FC Dallas //

Six FCD players lead US U-19s |

Even though they sent six, another two or three probably could have been included.

// MLS //

Chicago releases new primary kit for 2016 |

The white stripe is back on the Fire jersey. Overall, this kit is rather plain. There isn't a whole bunch to get overly excited by or upset by either.

RSL releases their primary kits as well | RSL Soapbox

Speaking of kits, here is RSL's home kit for the year. I have to say, I'm glad they went back to being a little more plain this year. But I also worry that this may be the theme of the kits in 2016 in the entire league.

Atlanta signs first player to MLS roster | Dirty South Soccer

I continue to think that Atlanta (despite their name choice) is knocking this whole expansion out of the park. The slow build continues as they signed their first player yesterday. They immediately loaned him out for the 2016 season to their USL affiliate.

Kinnear discusses roster building for 2016 | Center Line Soccer

You don't hear a ton about San Jose these days but the Quakes are quietly out in the Bay Area doing their thing.

Davies ready for 2016 season | The Bent Musket

I don't know about you, but I could see this being the season that Charlie Davies does well and carried the Revs' attack.

DCU hires Director of Soccer Strategy and Analysis to staff | Black and Red United

DCU enters the numbers and stats game with a big full time position on their staff while I continue to wonder if that sort of thing will ever catch on with FCD.

Harrison sidelined with pelvic injury |

Well that didn't take long for this year's first overall draft pick to get hurt. This may explain why he sat out from the Combine though.

How a rookie prepares for training camp with his new team |

If you have ever wondered what it is like to go from the Combine, to draft day, to the first day of camp, here is the article for you. What is crazy is all of that happens so quickly for players.