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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, February 7, 2018

FC Dallas is back in action tonight.

Drew Dinwiddie

The cold weather is back in town but that doesn’t stop the preseason action from heating up on the field tonight.

// FC Dallas //

Santa Tecla FC poses tough preseason challenge to FC Dallas - Big D Soccer
A fellow Champions League competitor, comes to town tonight and will give FCD their best test of the preseason to date.

How FC Dallas is handling multiple new additions | Dallas Morning News
There are a lot of new faces in the locker room these days and how Oscar Pareja handles it, will certainly tell us a lot about where this team goes this season.

Rare international contest to provide valuable experience for FC Dallas | Dallas Morning News
Wednesday's game in Frisco against Salvadoran side Santa Tecla is just a friendly, but FCD knows it means so much more for their CCL prep.

PRESEASON: FC Dallas Hosts Santa Tecla FC in First Home Match of 2018 Camp | FC Dallas
Like we saw last year with the trip to Argentina, games against foreign clubs do help your prep for the new season.

FC Dallas GM Clavijo confirms interest in Mosquera, intent to extend Urruti | MLSsoccer.com
Urruti is close to getting a new deal, but the Mosquera interest is really what we care about right now. We'll have more on that one this morning.

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Orlando City CEO Alex Leitao slams Cyle Larin's handling of transfer saga | MLSsoccer.com
You think the bridge has been burned by Larin in Orlando? I don't think there is even a river under what was that bridge now.

Sporting Kansas City announces the signing of Felipe Gutierrez - The Blue Testament
This may be one of those underrated DP signings this of season. Gutierrez brings a wealth of experience to the table.

Sporting KC moves into Pinnacle - The Blue Testament
Seeking every competitive advantage, SKC begins training at their new state of the art training center

Rent To Own: Aleksandar Katai Is Coming To Chicago - Hot Time In Old Town
Deportivo Alaves website reporting highly-touted Serbian winger coming to Chicago in loan-with-option deal.

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NASL sues U.S. Soccer directors over acting to protect interests | ESPNFC
The North American Soccer League has escalated its legal battle against the U.S. Soccer Federation, filing a lawsuit against its board of directors.