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Big D Daily: News for Friday, March 2, 2018

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FC Dallas looks to kick off a new season tomorrow night.

MLS: Concacaf Champions League-Tauro FC at FC Dallas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The long offseason is finally in the books as the 2018 season is finally upon us.

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas Media Day: Top Quotes - Big D Soccer
Thoughts on SCCL, opening day, and defensive adjustments as we get into the regular season.

What we learned from leg two against Tauro FC - Big D Soccer
One of our writers is turning into a big Mosquera fan, are you?

March Outlook: Can FC Dallas make the most of their home games? - Big D Soccer
Three home pages should mean nine points right? Right? Right?

2018 FC Dallas season preview: What to expect and how far they can go - Big D Soccer
A new season, a new look, and back to being under dogs for FC Dallas.

FC Dallas and Chick-fil-A Announce Exclusive Partnership | FC Dallas
The Canes Challenge may be no more but at least there is still chicken to be had.

FC Dallas positive on new 3-5-2 system despite agony of untimely CCL exit | MLSsoccer.com
I wouldn't be shocked to see them shit back to their regular 4-2-3-1 tomorrow night.

// MLS //

Sounders vs. Santa Tecla, recap: Everyone feeling better? - Sounder At Heart
Scoring four at home, even against a questionable opponent, is certainly how you want to enter your MLS season.

New York Red Bulls' "zero excuses" approach pays off in CCL series win | MLSsoccer.com
The new look Red Bulls had a solid performance last night.

MLS' 'league of choice' aspirations are limiting domestic players | ESPNFC
How should MLS be viewed beyond the "league of choice" mantra? The league can't be all things to all people, and needs to strike a balance.

Miami owner Jorge Mas wants bigger site for MLS stadium | ESPNFC
Jorge Mas, a major partner in David Beckham's incoming MLS expansion team in Miami, says he would prefer a larger site for a stadium. Oh boy.

'LA is a nice city' - Ibra hints at MLS move from Manchester United | Goal.com
You know this is going to happen before long, you just do.

Room for two: LAFC’s arrival doesn’t erase what Galaxy has built in Los Angeles | FourFourTwo
LAFC will be a massive improvement in the market as a rival for the Galaxy.

Stejskal: How a new Homegrown transfer rule will impact MLS | MLSsoccer.com
This rule will absolutely help FC Dallas out in the long run. Especially when you consider Kellyn Acosta is likely the first HGP to go on a nice transfer.

Seltzer: Most underrated signings ahead of 2018 MLS season | MLSsoccer.com
It is good to see at least one FCD signing on this kind of list.

// NASL //

New York Cosmos owner hits out at U.S. Soccer amid NASL troubles | ESPNFC
New York Cosmos owner Rocco Commisso hit out at U.S. Soccer, its relationship with SUM, North Carolina FC owner Steve Malik, and the USL. Seriously, this press conference was a grab your kind of thing yesterday.