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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, February 15, 2018

FC Dallas picks up another preseason draw.

MLS: New York City FC at FC Dallas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The preseason is quickly coming to a close here for FC Dallas. The club has a reserve game today and one more full friendly on Saturday before the CCL starts next week.

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FC Dallas ties New England Revolution 2-2 in preseason friendly - Big D Soccer
Santiago Mosquera gets an assist in his club debut as the club picks up another draw in the preseason.

FC Dallas announces local broadcast schedule for 2018 - Big D Soccer
It looks like on paper that the streaming platform is just for radio and pre- and post-game shows now. Not great but TXA is a great local channel for FCD to be on.

FC Dallas Starters Face Final Full Test and Mosquera Shines in Debut with 2-2 Draw vs. Revolution | FC Dallas
Definitely a lot to unpack from this one as the team came out in the 3-5-2 yesterday that they have been working on all preseason in. Some players missed due to the flu, some with minor knocks.

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Stejskal: TAM closing the MLS-Liga MX gap, but will it show in CCL? | MLSsoccer.com
The spending is starting to get better for MLS sides when comparing them to their southern neighbors but the play on the field is still a step behind.

Minnesota United release new video with Allianz Field renderings | MLSsoccer.com
Definitely a snazzy looking stadium there. It looks like an updated version of SKC's stadium.

Armchair Analyst: Sacha the playmaker, or no? | #MLSIsBack in 17 Days | MLSsoccer.com
How Orlando lines up this season is going to be intriguing to me.

The Dom Dwyer Trade was Worth More than $1.6 million - The Blue Testament
A look back but with a different perspective after six months and more trades to reflect.

Official: Toronto FC add fullback Auro on loan - Waking The Red
I call this another sneaky good signing by TFC.

Toronto FC transfer rumours: TFC trying to sign Bilbao midfielder - Waking The Red
But as sneaky as that Brazilian defender signing was for TFC, this one could drastically change things.

Savarese equipped for unique culture of Portland after Cosmos reign | ESPNFC
The Portland Timbers' head coaching job is unique in MLS, but Giovanni Savarese's time with the New York Cosmos should have him ready to go.

MLS Trade Value: Ranking the league's top assets | Pro Soccer USA
This is a really fascinating piece on who has the most trade value in MLS. I can't disagree with much on here as it does a good job breaking down certain players in different categories.

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Carlos Bocanegra being considered for U.S. general manager position | Goal.com
I mean he did do a good job in Atlanta but I would personally like to see someone with a little more experience in this role.