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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, February 8, 2018

FC Dallas picks up another draw in preseason play.

MLS: Minnesota United FC at FC Dallas Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

The preseason rolls closer to another weekend as FC Dallas drew another game last night.

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FC Dallas comes from behind to draw Santa Tecla 1-1 - Big D Soccer
Tesho Akindele scores off a set piece as Mauro Diaz continues to show his value in preseason action.

FC Dallas renews USL affiliation for one more year with OKC Energy FC - Big D Soccer
FC Dallas will partner with OKC for another season here. Maybe this time around it will pay off for them.

Mosquera Watch: Timetable and when the Colombian could arrive in Dallas - Big D Soccer
The rumor mill continues to heat up on this one. Either way, it looks like we're getting closer to resolving this.

FC Dallas Debuts New Back Line and Possible Formation Shift in 1-1 Draw with Santa Tecla FC | FC Dallas
That three-man backline sure does look interesting.

Cannon, 19, poised to take FC Dallas starting role | ASN
Reggie continues to say the right things. Hopefully we continue to get more out of this kid in 2018.

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Stejskal: Analyzing Toronto FC and DC United's TAM-for-GAM trade |
GAM has more value than TAM. I would be curious to see if this sticks.

LA Galaxy keep their powder dry as rivalry for Los Angeles looms vs. LAFC |
This one already feels more like a rivalry than the Chivas USA one ever did with the Galaxy.

Armchair Analyst: For Fire, it's Nikolic then what? | #MLSIsBack in 24 Days |
Nemanja Nikolic was a beast for most of last year for Chicago but when he went cold, so did the Fire.

Official: RSL signs Croatian midfielder Damir Kreilach from Union Berlin - RSL Soapbox
RSL brings in another TAM-level signing here.

Brad Evans ‘hasn’t gone anywhere yet’ - Sounder At Heart
Brian Schmetzer gives at least some reason to believe Evans could return in 2018 despite him showing up in SKC training this week.

Great attack, solid defense, but what about LAFC’s midfield? - Angels on Parade
One potential deficiency to the LAFC lineup is a lack of defense in the middle.

Gregory van der Wiel says professionalism in MLS ‘ten years ahead’ of Europe |
New Toronto FC defender Gregory van der Wiel has hailed the mentality of his new league in comparison to what he has found in Europe.