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Big D Daily: News for Friday, January 5, 2018

The schedules are out for 2018!!

MLS: Los Angeles Galaxy at FC Dallas Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The highs and lows of a soccer season can almost be felt now that the new schedule is out.

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas 2018 schedule released - Big D Soccer
Several big games coming to Frisco in 2018. Which one are you most excited by?

Breaking down the 2018 FC Dallas season schedule - Big D Soccer
How tough will 2018 be for this group? Between the CCL and USOC alone, we'll know what kind of depth this team has or doesn't have.

SCHEDULE: Dissecting FC Dallas' 2018 Regular Season Slate | FC Dallas
While there are a lot of early season home games, I do feel that this schedule on paper looks fairly balanced for a change when you think about road trips and other things like that.

// MLS //

Stejskal: Top 10 moves so far this MLS offseason | MLSsoccer.com
Naturally a lot of LAFC moves on this list but there is still a lot of days ahead for MLS teams to stock up for 2018.

New York Red Bulls explain Sacha Kljestan trade, hint at replacement | MLSsoccer.com
They wanted to get younger, faster and more athletic. Simple as that in my book.

The Pros and Cons of the Benny Feilhaber Trade - The Blue Testament
A lot of folks were surprised by this in KC the other day but it does have some positives to come out of it.

MLS releases full 2018 schedule including shortened break for World Cup | ESPNFC
Hard to do a long break when the US isn't in the World Cup. MLS was in a tough spot either way, just like they've always been with the World Cup.

2018 MLS schedule unveiled, D.C. United to open Audi Field on July 14 - Black And Red United
The Black-and-Red will play 15 of their final 20 games at Audi Field, the question will be, how far behind will they be in the standings when they finally go home?

Sounders using tuition incentive as development tool - Sounder At Heart
Their direct-to-USL signings out of the Academy won’t have to ignore their eduction. We've seen other clubs like FCD do something similar to this. Good move if you ask me.

Columbus Crew SC debuts new 2018 secondary kit - Massive Report
On the surface, the black kit sounds boring but this may be one of the best kits in the league when you see some of the details.

FC Dallas 2018 schedule released - Big D Soccer
Several big games coming to Frisco in 2018. Which one are you most excited by?

Imagining MLS after Garber: Why 2018 will define the commissioner's legacy | FourFourTwo
Don Garber is in the final year of his contract. He has brought MLS to new heights since taking charge in 1999, but the situation in Columbus,...