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Big D Daily: News for Friday, January 12, 2018

FC Dallas now has three new HGPs to their name.

MLS: D.C. United at FC Dallas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The end of the week is finally here as FC Dallas staff heads to Florida for the MLS Combine. With the draft a week away, there is plenty to get into.

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Report: FC Dallas open to bringing back Fabian Castillo - Big D Soccer
Never say never when it comes to Fabian Castillo as the club is open to the possibility of bringing him back.

FC Dallas Signs Homegrown Defender Jordan Cano - Big D Soccer
Cano is an Oscar guy, through and through. He'll provide nice depth behind Matt Hedges.

Dallas Through and Through, Jordan Cano Getting the Opportunity of a Lifetime with FC Dallas | FC Dallas
Cano had a solid senior season with SMU this past fall that help catapult him into a HGP deal.

LAFC's Zimmerman on FC Dallas departure: "The writing was on the wall" | MLSsoccer.com
When you enter Oscar's doghouse, it is a tough place to leave. That was how things went for Zimmerman late in the season last year.

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Armchair Analyst: 2018 Mock SuperDraft v1.0 | MLSsoccer.com
Everyone keeps pointing to FCD going after defensive depth with the 11th pick but I think this week’s HGP additions signal they’ll be after the best available player instead no matter what the position.

Gass: Five players to watch at the 2018 adidas MLS Player Combine | MLSsoccer.com
We talked about a couple of these guys the other day but here are a couple more to look out for this weekend.

Stejskal: New England Revolution’s Lee Nguyen requests offseason trade | MLSsoccer.com
I know it says Chicago was interested but come on FCD, #BringLeeHome.

For Benny Feilhaber, shock of LAFC trade quickly turned to excitement | MLSsoccer.com
I would imagine Benny will do quite well in LA with the new club.

Edward Opoku added to Generation adidas class | Combine rosters, schedule | MLSsoccer.com
MLS adds another forward to the GA class for this year with Opoku.

Jesus Medina’s signing ushers in new era for New York City FC - Hudson River Blue
NYCFC's newest DP means they're no longer going after the big European names.

Revolution sign French midfielder Wilfried Zahibo - The Bent Musket
New England gets another midfielder to their bunch, though really they need to focus on sending Lee home to Dallas.

Sounders sign Homegrown Player once likened to Darlington Nagbe - Sounder At Heart
Seattle also signed a HGP yesterday that had a pretty solid season with Washington.

Report: LAFC still pursuing Portuguese midfielder Andre Horta - Angels on Parade
This young midfielder would cost LAFC a pretty penny to get but he could be what they need.