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Big D Daily: News for Friday, January 26, 2018

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FC Dallas rounds out the first week of training in 2018.

MLS: Seattle Sounders FC at FC Dallas Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

The first week of training in 2018 is going in the books here today as we get into the weekend.

// FC Dallas //

PRESEASON: Five Position Battles to Watch as FC Dallas' Preseason Picks Up Pace | FC Dallas
There are definitely some interesting battles going on in preseason camp this there. I think Oscar Pareja is back to having competition at each spot, which is good thing.

WATCH: Reto Ziegler on His First Day with FC Dallas | FC Dallas
This guy is going to be fun to have on this team, I can feel it.

// MLS //

Running the rule over the biggest transfers to Europe in MLS history |
There are definitely some interesting names on this list. It makes you wonder who will join them next.

Sources: Stoke City boost offer for Jack Harrison, but NYCFC still holding out for more |
Maybe it will be Harrison on that list.

Montreal Impact transfer Ballou Tabla to FC Barcelona |
This move is kind of crazy, even if he is going to FCB B and not the main giant in Spain.

Reports: Atlanta United sell Carlos Carmona to Colo-Colo - Dirty South Soccer
The midfielder wanted to return home to be with his wife as she’s due to give birth soon.

It doesn’t look like Sounders are signing Colombian playmaker - Sounder At Heart
Various reports had linked Andres Felipe Roa to the Sounders, but there are several reasons it doesn’t appear to be happening.

Sounders aren’t in any rush to make big signings - Sounder At Heart
Seattle has made a killing these last couple of years with summer signings, so why break away from that mold here? I don't blame them.

LAFC, Borussia Dortmund announce summer friendly at Banc of California Stadium - Angels on Parade
Well if you are going to bring in a big name for a friendly in a new stadium, this isn't a bad option.

Lee Nguyen wants New England to trade him, saying he's paid his dues | ESPNFC
New England Revolution midfielder Lee Nguyen said he wants a fresh start away from the club where he has spent the last six years of his MLS career. Just let him out already New England!

// USMNT //

Why the USMNT needs Gregg Berhalter as its next head coach | FourFourTwo
I could get behind this idea. What about you?