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Big D Daily: News for Monday, January 16, 2017

Preseason is right around the corner.

And just like that, the offseason inched its way towards the preseason.

// FC Dallas //

MLS Draft: FCD selects Jacroi Hayes | Big D Soccer

Most believe Hayes is a steal at number 18 where FC Dallas got him last Friday. The more film I watched of him over the weekend, the more I agree with those comments.

MLS Draft: FCD selects Hume and Reid in the second round | Big D Soccer

I generally don’t get too excited over second round picks but these two are a little different for me this year.

Craft called into U-20s camp | Big D Soccer

I think this could be something we’ll have to get used to seeing this year, some of our younger players called into national team camps.

// MLS //

Dishing out SuperDraft grades |

I felt that FCD had a good day and based on grades like this one, others believe the same thing.

SuperDraft winners and losers |

Just go and watch some highlights of our three picks and you’ll understand why we’re winners in this draft.

MLS SuperDraft grades: Minnesota and DCU win | Top Drawer Soccer

A solid grade in this one for FCD too.

Allocation money amounts disclosed for the first time |

This may have been bigger news than the draft itself on Friday.

Ian Harkes set to sign HGP deal with DCU | Black and Red United

A lot of people also agree that DCU had one of the better drafts this year as well and they’re about to get arguably the best player in college through a HGP deal too.

Houston make deal for DeLaGarza | Dynamo Theory

I like this deal a lot for Houston as they get a guy that can shore up their back four a bit on the wings.

MLS still hopeful over St. Louis and San Diego | ESPNFC

Now that the Chargers are in LA, MLS is going a little more aggressively in their look at San Diego.

Brooks Lennon set to leave Liverpool for a year-long loan to RSL |

Say what?