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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Now that the other side of the draft is out of the way, what is next?

The preseason is almost here as teams begin reporting next week.

// FC Dallas //

MLS Draft: FC Dallas selects four more in final rounds | Big D Soccer

The third and fourth round picks are in and FCD got a decent set of players to come in for preseason camps next week. The strange pick came last as they selected a former FCD academy player.

Craft up for USL goal of the year | FCDallas.com

Time to go vote now!!

// MLS //

Unpacking the McCarty trade to Chicago | MLSSoccer.com

The more I thought about this deal yesterday, the more I think it made sense for NY to go younger and make this deal.

McCarty trade shows shift in NY and Chicago | FourFourTwo

And a little more on the Ginger Ninja’s trade.

Examining the state of newspaper coverage in MLS | Goal.com

These days your going to be lucky to see any sort of coverage in your morning paper for MLS. While that is a bit upsetting to some folks, the league knows digital is where it is at for them.

Gomez retires and joins ESPN broadcast crew | Sounder at Heart

Herculez Gomez is hanging up his boots for a suit and a gig at ESPN. Good to see that, I think he’ll be a rising star at the World Wide Leader in no time.

Steve Birnbaum gives us a sneak peak at the new DCU away kit | Black and Red United

Alright, alright. It won’t be a white kit this time around from the looks of things.

Dwyer close to a USMNT call | Soccer America

Dom Dwyer is close to getting his US citizenship next month, pushing him closer to a being able to earn a call from new USMNT manager Bruce Arena.

McBride: Early MLS predictions | ESPNFC

I love the way too early predictions like this. Especially when he picks FCD.