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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, January 31, 2018

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FC Dallas makes a pair of moves on Tuesday afternoon.

Manchester United v Burnley - Premier League Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images

The preseason rolls on into another Wednesday as FC Dallas continues to train for their first friendly in Tennessee this weekend.

// FC Dallas //

Trade: FC Dallas deals top Allocation Order spot to Orlando City SC - Big D Soccer
FCD moves down to number five in the allocation rankings following Orlando's signing.

Injury Report: Francis Atuahene out two-to-six weeks with fractured ulna - Big D Soccer
The minor setback for the rookie will only cost him a few weeks thankfully.

Preseason 2018: Key position battles for FC Dallas - Big D Soccer
New faces mean more battles across the field for Oscar Pareja, and after the way things ended last season, that is a good thing.

FC Dallas loans Anibal Chala to L.D.U. Quito for 2018 season - Big D Soccer
Open roster spot. Open DP spot. Open international roster slot. Yeah, this one works out nicely.

FC Dallas Goalkeeper Jimmy Maurer Settling in to New Home with an Old Mentor | FC Dallas
I'm starting to like Jimmy as our back up keeper.

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Wiebe: There's nothing not to like about Jack Harrison's move to England | MLSsoccer.com
While I'm sure some NYCFC fans are bummed, this really is a good move for everyone involved.

Jack Harrison sold to Manchester City, loaned out to Middlesbrough - Hudson River Blue
A nice transfer fee for NYCFC in this one with what should work out down the road into a sell-on fee as well.

Castillo: How David Beckham can back up the glitz in Miami | MLSsoccer.com
Bring the big names but also bring in the talent from South America and this one will be a hit.

Beckham's Miami team has questions to answer before it can be an MLS hit | ESPNFC
MLS is finally headed to Miami, but before David Beckham's expansion team is labeled a smashing success, there are plenty of questions to be answered.

Standing out in the crowd: MLS' return to Miami comes with major challenges | FourFourTwo
The hard work appeared to be done on Monday but really it is only just beginning for Beckham and his group.

Sigi Schmid not ruling out the possibility of Zlatan Ibrahimovic signing for the LA Galaxy | Goal.com
I would go ahead and just expect him here come summer time. All signs are pointing in that direction.

Stejskal: Jason Kreis going all-in with big winter for Orlando City SC | MLSsoccer.com
They basically have no TAM left to spend this year (and maybe even next year), so they are all-in for making the playoffs but you wonder if that will even be good enough.

Orlando City Acquires Uri Rosell from Sporting CP - The Mane Land
Orlando has made a lot of changes to this roster but don't sleep on this being one of their better moves this winter.

Sounders sign Norwegian midfielder Magnus Wolff Eikrem - Sounder At Heart
The TAM signing is Seattle’s first big move of the offseason.

Major League Soccer and Liga MX planning annual champions match - ESPNFC
An annual champions match doesn't sound bad but I'm sure it won't satisfy those out there that want a regular tournament with Mexican teams.