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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, January 19, 2017

MLS and Target partner up in a new landmark deal.

The week rolls into Thursday as we are getting closer and closer to preseason.

// FC Dallas //

The evolution of Dan Hunt | Big D Soccer

We’ve seen the club transform into a power on the field under Oscar Pareja but a lot of credit has to go to how Dan Hunt has been as the team’s president these last couple of years.

Hollingshead went from a good guy to thinking he was paralyzed | Dallas Morning News

I’m still impressed that Ryan Hollingshead is as lucky as he is following the car crash that left him nearly paralyzed.

Watch: Dan Hunt talks FCD with NBC5 | FCDallas.com

Speaking of Dan Hunt, the guy has been hitting the news circuit lately.

// MLS //

Target becomes official partner of MLS and MNUFC | MLSSoccer.com

This one literally came across the wire as I was writing this post. Now we may see some MLS gear at Target, which is pretty cool.

Fire finally have reason to hope | MLSSoccer.com

Chicago has made a lot of interesting deals this offseason but getting guys like Juninho and Dax McCarty in their midfield really does begin to change things for them.

Jones officially signs with Galaxy | LAG Confidential

It took some TAM to get the veteran midfielder to sign but LA now has a big piece to their midfield puzzle. But can he stay healthy. I think we’ll see a different Jermaine Jones this season now that he is finally where he wants to be in LA.

Seattle signs two HGPs | Sounder at Heart

Add Seattle to the list of clubs adding pairs of Homegrown players this offseason.

Kaka: MLS isn’t easy for European stars | ESPNFC

When you factor in just the difference in travel here compared to Europe and it is easy to understand why so many struggle when they come here.

Hamid sidelined for six weeks following surgery | Black and Red United

Tough break yet again for Bill Hamid.

Why NFL inside a MLS venue is great news | FourFourTwo

Our pal Steve Davis is pretty giddy over the news that a NFL teams is sharing a stadium with a MLS team. But in all seriousness, this is actually a good deal for both MLS and the LA Galaxy to have this happen.