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Big D Daily: News for Monday, February 26, 2018

Only a couple more days until FC Dallas is back on the field.

FC Dallas

The new 2018 regular season is almost upon us here as teams wrapped up their final weekend of training around the league.

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FC Dallas looks to build off 2017 Champions League momentum - Big D Soccer
FC Dallas has another chance this year at Champions League glory.

FC Dallas Continues Strong Relationship with SMU During Scrimmage Saturday Afternoon | FC Dallas
FCD wanted to get some guys more minutes this past weekend against the local college side.

Armchair Analyst: Full season ahead for FC Dallas | #MLSIsBack in 6 Days |
There are some solid points made here, if the core group of players take too many games off (mentally) this team will once again be in trouble.

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Armchair Analyst: Atlanta engine room questions | #MLSIsBack in 7 Days |
Atlanta has the attack to do some damage but I still question if they have the defensive set to be a Cup contender.

Stejskal: With new depth and focus on youth, San Jose feel good for 2018 |
Aside from the coaching change, San Jose has some intriguing new players that do make me think they'll be a contender.

Jordan Morris injury update: Forward will miss most of 2018 - Sounder At Heart
A torn ACL is nothing to laugh about. That is a rough estimate for the Sounder's young attacker.

2018 MLS Eastern Conference Preview - Big D Soccer
Will Toronto reclaim their spot atop the East? Or will someone else take the crown in 2018?

Potential relocation has Columbus Crew rebuilding -- but not retreating | ESPNFC
Columbus has had the wildest offseason of any MLS team but they still look like a team that can contend.

LAFC release inaugural kits for 2018 season - Angels on Parade
The new LAFC kits are rather...boring.

Caps acquire Jose Aja from Orlando as Tim Parker rumors continue - Eighty Six Forever
This kind of move sounds like Vancouver is about to move Parker.

// NASL //

Court denies NASL appeal for injunction to reinstate Division II status | ESPNFC
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit denied the NASL's appeal to obtain a preliminary injunction that would have reinstated its D-II status. Goodnight NASL.