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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, February, 14, 2017

A little Valentine’s Day edition of our morning links.

FC Dallas has two more days in Argentina before returning home for the final week of the preseason.

// FC Dallas //

2017 depth charts: Midfield and attack | Big D Soccer

Our second part of the depth chart series was released yesterday as we looked at the midfield and forwards on the team. The more I dove into this, the more comfortable I feel about this group.

Acosta joins ExtraTime radio to discuss his path | MLSSoccer.com

If you need some podcasting to start the day, I suggest ETR with our own Kellyn Acosta.

// MLS //

Montero close to rejoining MLS with Vancouver | ESPNFC

Thanks to that lovely allocation ranking gives Vancouver the inside track on the former Sounder. Though I’m not sure where Seattle would be able to put him even if he were only to go back there.

Which former MLS players should return to the league? | MLSSoccer.com

This is an interesting short list and if I had to vote it would come down to Omar Gonzalez or Geoff Cameron.

Atlanta’s halftime stunt surprised all | Dirty South Soccer

I must say, that was a cool way to unveil a new kit. Atlanta surprised their supporters groups while on location for a preseason game. Different approach, but one that I would imagine all will remember there for some time.

Philadelphia Union are hiring a Chief Tattoo Officer | Brotherly Game

Yes. That is an actual job.

DCU embracing new era for club | Goal.com

Last year we saw DCU go through a big change midway through the season from a team that possessed the ball well but wasn’t scoring to a team that relied on their creative players in the midfield to push the attack.

How the Yankee’s whiz kid scout became an ace for LAFC | FourFourTwo

I can’t recall the last time the New York Yankees were any good though but hey, I do know that this guy has MLS roots in him. So I’m sure this move will pay off.

US Soccer new hire to lead youth development | SI.com

And they’re going to do it with science kids. Sports science!