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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, January 18, 2018

One more sleep until draft day.

MLS: Combine Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

The MLS offseason has blown us by here as we’re already a day out from this year’s SuperDraft.

// FC Dallas //

Report: FC Dallas chasing Honduran forward Darixon Vuelto - Big D Soccer
The two Texan sides are reportedly looking into the Honduran as FCD finally has a rumor revolving around an attacking player.

MLS Mock Draft 2018: FC Dallas selects Edward Opoku and two others - Big D Soccer
FC Dallas gets a Generation adidas player in the latest SBN Mock Draft.

// MLS //

MLS mock draft 2018: Tomas Hilliard-Arce goes as top pick -
Here is the full SBN Mock Draft for your reading pleasure.

Comparing 2018 MLS SuperDraft prospects to their tactical doppelgangers |
There are some interesting comparisons on this list, including one player that models his game after FCD's Matt Hedges.

2017 SuperDraft Retrospective: How last year's class fared in rookie season |
Not all draft picks are made the same and last year's class was certainly a down one by some people's thoughts.

Ten prospects to keep an eye ahead of Friday's MLS SuperDraft | ESPNFC
You can always find value at any point in this draft, the question remains, who will it be?

2018 MLS draft: Why many talented international players won't be selected by MLS teams |
MLS teams are facing the difficult challenge of an increasingly international draft pool, but limited international roster spots.

Official: Timbers Sign Andy Polo - Stumptown Footy
Polo will be a big TAM addition for the Timbers this year and the first big signing unde Giovanni Savarese.

Bastian Schweinsteiger Signs New Deal With The Chicago Fire - Hot Time In Old Town
The former Germany international will be back for the 2018 campaign as Chicago hopes they can get him back to his form that he had when he first landed last summer.

Revolution's Friedel on Lee Nguyen speculation: "[He's] not being traded" |
Well that is a big bummer to the #BringLeeHome campaign.

How U.S. Soccer ignores talented Hispanic players like Jonathan Gonzalez -
Jonathan Gonzalez slipped through the fingers of U.S. Soccer to play for Mexico. There will be more like him because the people at the top don’t care.

Cristian Roldan can relate to Jonathan Gonzalez’s tough choice - Sounder At Heart
Sounders midfielder shares his thought process on choosing to represent the United States.