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Big D Daily: News for Friday, February 9, 2018

FC Dallas is back in action yet again tomorrow afternoon.

Drew Dinwiddie

The week is nearly over as a couple more games are in the books with another pair on the way this weekend for FC Dallas.

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas vs Santa Telca FC: Three things we learned - Big D Soccer
FC Dallas still has a ways to go in this preseason but things weren't too bad on Wednesday night.

FC Dallas Reserves Play to 1-1 Draw with USL Affiliate OKC Energy FC | FC Dallas
The back-end of the roster got plenty of minutes on the field yesterday as well. It sounded like Brandon Servania was the main guy in the middle for FCD too. Kevin Ellis also got the start in this one as well.

// MLS //

Armchair Analyst: LAFC take their inaugural bows | #MLSIsBack in 23 Days |
We keep thinking LAFC will be a lot like Atlanta in 2018 but will they?

Stejskal: Why the 2018 MLS free agent market is moving slowly |
For these big named veterans, the free market isn't what it once was in MLS.

Sacha Kljestan laments lack of "difference makers" at New York Red Bulls |
Oh boy, Kljestan had some strong words about his New York departure.

Sacha Kljestan said nothing wrong - Once A Metro
Even those in NY agree with his comments.

Toronto FC fall to Club America in altitude test - Waking The Red
A 6-3 loss is never a good thing but TFC is doing the work right now in preseason down in Mexico. Also, that free kick from Giovinco was nasty.

Sounders vs. Cal United FC, Part 2: Magnus Wolff Eikrem dominates in win - Sounder At Heart
Seattle's newest player is apparently looking really nice for them in preseason action.

Rapids reveal new 2018 home kit - Burgundy Wave
The club stuck with burgundy as the main color, and added baby blue as an accent color. Overall, I may like these kits more than most that have been revealed so far.

Cincinnati area officials pressure MLS on expansion team decision | ESPNFC
Cincy officials don't like the waiting game while Sacramento officials are probably laughing at how they've been waiting two years now.

// College soccer //

U.S. Soccer announces 2018 spring men’s college soccer - Stars and Stripes FC
Six teams will participate in the inaugural program which is a very positive step in the right direction for college soccer.