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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, January 24, 2018

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Training continues as FC Dallas has a weekend friendly with Tulsa on the books.

MLS: FC Dallas at Montreal Impact Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports

The week rolls into Wednesday here on our first week of preseason in 2018.

// FC Dallas //

Amer Sasivarevic and Noah Franke Enjoying Whirlwind 48 Hours Being Drafted on Sunday and Training on Monday | FC Dallas
There really isn't anything like being draft via conference call, only to find out that you need to then immediately board a plane to Dallas for training the next day.

WATCH: Anton Nedyalkov on His First Two Days of Preseason with FC Dallas | FC Dallas
So far Anton is getting the first look at what an Oscar Pareja training session is like.

INTERNATIONAL: USL-Contracted Goalkeeper Carlos Avilez Called to Mexico U-20 Camp | FC Dallas
Maybe one day we'll see what Avilez can actually do in goal for FCD.

After rocky offseason, Maxi Urruti might be here for the long haul | Dallas Morning News
Maxi left 2017 on some rocky terms but it now appears that the drama is behind him and he is ready for a new start and potentially a new contract.

// MLS //

Rebuilt LA Galaxy feel offseason changes will have them contending in 2018 |
As crazy as it sounds, I wouldn't be surprised to see LA jump up a lot this season under Sigi.

Lee Nguyen doesn't report for first day of New England Revolution preseason |
He wants out. They want to hold on to him. Something will have to give at some point here.

Lee Nguyen absent from Revs preseason camp, wants a trade - The Bent Musket
And a little more perspective from the Revs blog on what is going on with Nguyen.

Winter arrivals open new chapter in MLS's long history with South America |
Fernando Clavijo has told me time and time again that he thinks it comes down to a quality of life that they can't get in South America.

In re-signing Rimando, RSL ends uncertainty over legendary goalkeeper - RSL Soapbox
RSL continues to hold on to their legends here as Rimando stays for another season. Or two.

Atlanta United’s ambitious signing of Ezequiel Barco will only matter if other MLS clubs step up too -
This is not a big moment in MLS history unless 22 other owners want to match Atlanta’s ambition. I think we'll see a few begin to try the same level of spending.

Cyle Larin trains with Besiktas with Orlando contract in dispute | ESPNFC
Video has surfaced of Cyle Larin training with Besiktas while Orlando City keeps insisting the Canada international is still under contract. Not a good look either way.

Freddy Adu isn't done yet! |
He isn't retiring yet as he's getting a shot in Vegas this year. Wow.