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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Could Maxi really be leaving us?

Players come and go but hopefully FCD won’t have to deal with another transfer saga this winter.

// FC Dallas //

Rumor: Urruti set to go on loan to Barcelona SC | Big D Soccer

Thankfully the first word in the headline is rumor because that is what it is at the moment. But the more we continue to hear about this, the more it seems to be picking up steam.

Quick Burns: How Morales will be successful in Dallas | Big D Soccer

A few members of our staff took a look at how Javier Morales will do here in Dallas this season and what it will take to be a successful signing.

// MLS //

Ex-Canadian manager looks to bring MLS players on loan to Alajuelense |

While we’ve seen an influx of Costa Rican players added to MLS rosters this offseason, could the reverse happen in Costa Rican? Benito Floro wants to make it happen.

Jefferson Farfan linked to a MLS move |

He also has offers from Brazil and China but the former Schalke forward now looks to come to America.

Atlanta one of three MLS teams in the running for Quintero | Dirty South Soccer

Darwin Quintero would be a very nice pickup for any MLS club but Atlanta appears to have the inside track to get him as a DP.

Two United’s make trade on Tuesday for Collin Martin | Black and Red United

DCU has shipped Martin to Minnesota for some draft picks. I do think it is always interesting when teams trade HGPs away though.

Crew officially sign Jonathan Mensah to DP deal | Massive Report

So the Crew go big with a DP defender. Could be high risk-high reward type of signing.

Shome to be the first Canadian Generation adidas signing |

FC Edmonton and Canada Under-20 midfielder Shamit Shome could be draft eligible should this report come true. It will be curious to see how many Canadian GAs the league is able to get for the draft this year.

New Missouri governor-elect rules out additional funding for MLS stadium | ESPNFC

While some believe St. Louis to be a front-runner for this year’s expansion race with Sacramento, things like this will certainly hurt their chances.

Make 2017 the year we own America’s soccer culture | FourFourTwo

Our pal Steve Davis writes that we all need to figure some things out in the new year.