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Big D Daily: News for Monday, February 20, 2017

Off-season? Done. Preseason? Check. Time to get 2017 started!

MLS: Philadelphia Union at FC Dallas Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Can’t believe it’s already here, but the 2017 season starts this week! We’ll ramp up our stuff this week as we prepare for kick off the 2017 campaign with the CONCACAF Champions League Quarter-Finals on Thursday.

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Community Prediction: Roland Lamah | Big D Soccer

Come join us and give us your thoughts on your annual tradition of predicting what our key offensive players will bring to he table this year.

MLS Fantasy 2017 | Big D Soccer

Are you into Fake MLS? Do you wish you could manage your own team? If so, this is the place for you as we get things going for Fantasy MLS 2017.

Reserves take care of business against SMU | FCDallas.com

FC Dallas closed off their preseason work by dismantling SMU courtesy of a brace from Paxton Pomykal.

The 2017 Secondary Jersey | FCDallas.com

The stars at night are big and bright indeed. Personally, I’m disappointed that the hoops are gone but I’m also glad this one stands out from the rest of the bland cookie cutter kits released this off-season. (Looking at you, Houston.)

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Moralez brings something “completely different’ to NYCFC | SBIsoccer.com

If nothing else, I’m looking forward to seeing how many times we misspell Moralez’s name.

2017 MLS uniform critique | SI.com

Are you a kit nerd? Of course you are! I seriously don’t know how they do it every year, but Sporting Kansas City’s kits are delicious.

The ultimate roster rules flowchart | SI.com

Well done to the folks over at SI for getting this done. Bookmark this when the transfer windows open for a refresher on the chaos that is MLS.

David Villa sees red from VAR | ESPNFC.com

Didn’t really expect VAR to deal with slaps, but hey, if it makes the boys out there be on their best behavior, then so be it.

Predicting MLS in 2017: Contenders, Pretenders and the Unknowns | FourFourTwo.com

One of the best and worst things about MLS is how wildly unpredictable this league can be. But that never stops anyone, or us from having a stab at taking a guess into the upcoming season.