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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, January 16, 2018

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So this Miami team may actually happen after all?

MLS: Toronto FC at FC Dallas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The week moves on as some winter weather came back to Dallas. Let’s get into some links to heat up the morning.

// FC Dallas //

Report: Junior FC looking into Michael Barrios - Big D Soccer
The silly season brings new rumors for Michael Barrios, but does he even want to leave Dallas?

SUPERDRAFT: Five Names That Make Sense for FC Dallas at the 2018 MLS SuperDraft | FC Dallas
Ema Twumasi would be an interesting idea if FCD can snag him, or any Generation adidas player for that matter.

Warshaw: How to ace the Player Combine job interview |
Ah Bobby Warshaw....I always love hearing him recap his time in MLS with things like this.

// MLS //

David Beckham's Miami group expecting MLS announcement soon | ESPNFC
The ownership group of David Beckham's proposed MLS expansion team in Miami expects the league to formally announce its addition this month. Yeah, this damn thing may actually happen.

Boehm: Ranking the top 5 MLS acquisitions of the past week |
Not on this list is FCD signing a slew of Homegrown players.

Stejskal: Portland Timbers made offer for Crew SC's Justin Meram |
I mean, Portland does have all of that allocation money after the Nagbe trade. So why not throw some of that around on a guy like Meram.

LAFC have received "multiple offers" for the No. 1 overall SuperDraft pick |
Would LAFC part with a top pick? We've seen crazier things happen at this draft in the past.

Could LAFC trade away No. 1 pick in MLS Draft? - Angels on Parade
I could see them just move down a pick or two and not leave the first round altogether though.

Sounders should ignore the Justin Meram sweepstakes - Sounder At Heart
Seattle folks don't want any part of the Meram deal that would involve a hefty amount of TAM.

Stejskal: ‘No truth to the rumors’ Union want high draft pick - Brotherly Game
Do the Union want a first round pick or not? That is the question.

Orlando City Signs 19-year-old Paraguayan Attacking Midfielder Josué Colmán - The Mane Land
Time will tell if this Colman is better than our Colman.

Orlando City’s Soccer Pyramid is Out of Whack - The Mane Land
If you think not having a USL team is bad, Orlando is also dealing with some academy issues that I'm thankful we don't have to talk about here in Dallas.

USMNT news: Rubio Rubin weighing MLS offer, Liga MX interest |
Former U-20 World Cup standout Rubio Rubin is moving closer to a move to MLS, with Toronto FC and Los Angeles FC among the interested teams.

MLS transfer news: Andre Blake signs new deal with Philadelphia Union |
Good to see Philadelphia find a way to lock up Blake for another few years.