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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, January 25, 2018

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FCD continues to train in their first week of the new year.

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The week rolls into Thursday here as we see FC Dallas continue their two-a-days.

// FC Dallas //

Report: FC Dallas could be chasing Colombian forward Santiago Mosquera - Big D Soccer
If Anibal Chala is on the way out, Mosquera could be a nice consolation prize for the team as they look to continue the youth movement with another Colombian.

FC Dallas adds two more friendlies to preseason schedule - Big D Soccer
Scrimmage on Wednesday, February 7 offers fans a first glimpse at 2018 squad.

FC Dallas Endures Toughest Preseason Session Yet as Wednesday Comes to a Close | FC Dallas
I hope this team gets back to their to levels of fitness that we saw in 2016.

PRESEASON: What You Need to Know About FC Dallas' Preseason Opponents Santa Tecla FC and CS Cartaginés | FC Dallas
Adding some friendlies against at least one CCL team is a great thing to see this preseason.

// MLS //

Stejskal: Atlanta still hold Yamil Asad's rights, MNUFC's interest cools | MLSsoccer.com
Asad was a quality player that most teams would love to have this season. I hope a deal can get done for someone.

Warshaw: Why the LA Galaxy are title contenders | MLSsoccer.com
Their attack was always fairly scary last year but if that defense can actually turn around, they'll be a contender again.

UNAM Pumas announce acquisition of Houston Dynamo's Cubo Torres | MLSsoccer.com
The time of Cubo in MLS is coming to a close here as he heads back to Mexico. I'm still left with the thought of what could have been for him in Dallas.

Official: LAFC sign Honduran GK Luis Lopez - Angels on Parade
This could be a pretty solid get for LAFC between the sticks.

Revs' hardball tactics with Nguyen reveal how they've been left behind | ESPNFC
New England has a reputation for playing hardball with players. As wins dwindle and stars like Lee Nguyen want out, that has caught up with the Revs.

David Beckham's Miami MLS club to be announced on Monday - ESPNFC
So this thing really is going to happen? Like for real.

Accam fired up for new challenge at Philadelphia Union | Goal.com
I think the move to Philly is a smart one for Accam, I'm still puzzled as to why the Fire would let him go so easily though.

// USSF //

Promotion and relegation within USL divisions 'very interesting' - ESPNFC
Seeing something like that in the USL wouldn't surprise me at some point in time. I mean, they're going to hold all the old NASL clubs before long, so why not get cracking on something like this with some limitations.

'The atmosphere is very fraught right now': Inside the windowless room of U.S. soccer | FourFourTwo
The last week or so has been interesting in American soccer, here is a nice recap of it all.