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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, January 26, 2017

The weekend nears as FC Dallas is wrapping up their first week of training.

FC Dallas opens up training to the media today as we inch closer to the weekend.

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Three reasons to watch FC Dallas in the preseason | Big D Soccer

There are plenty of storylines going on in preseason camp as the club prepares for their CCL games next month.

Quick Burns: Which HGP will breakout in 2017? | Big D Soccer

A few of our staffers say Coy Craft is the man this season for FCD. I’m excited to see what Reggie Cannon can do though.

Lamah excited to get to work with FCD | FCDallas.com

It is pretty cool to hear that Roland Lamah reached out to fellow Belgian players in MLS to get a sense of why he needed to come here.

Zimmerman eager to make USMNT debut | MLSSoccer.com

Out of the three that went to California, Walker Zimmerman is the only FCD guy left in camp.

From mistake to blessing, how Pareja made his home in MLS | MLSSoccer.com

This is a great segment from Extra Time radio where Oscar Pareja discusses this season and how his journey to MLS became a great thing.

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Guzan to leave Middlesbrough at the end of the season for Atlanta | MFC

It looks as though Atlanta is going to get a big time keeper this summer in Brad Guzan.

Waiting for Guzan: What is next for Atlanta | Dirty South Soccer

In the mean time, Atlanta has to go at it with some keepers that don’t exactly have the same experience as Guzan.

What is a Special Discovery Player? | MLSSoccer.com

We’ve seen a couple teams use this lately to get a player, so here is what it actually means.

Champions League changes will shine light on MLS progress | FourFourTwo

Are MLS teams actually going to be able to win it all with the tournament only going from February to May for them? As long as teams can get in season shape a little sooner, I think it is doable. They still have a long way to go though.