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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, January 15, 2019

The draft is now over, can we get back to some soccer please?

MLS: SuperDraft Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

The MLS offseason is pretty much over here as FC Dallas and the rest of the league will begin practicing next week. Crazy.

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas releases their 2019 preseason schedule - Big D Soccer
The partnership with Bayern is going to yield a set friendlies during the preseason.

FC Dallas selects three more players in final rounds of 2019 MLS SuperDraft - Big D Soccer
Three more players were selected yesterday in the final rounds of the draft.

// MLS //

2019 MLS SuperDraft: Storylines from Rounds 3 & 4 | MLSsoccer.com
As you could imagine, there wasn't a lot to discuss in rounds 3 & 4 other than what FC Dallas did and how so many teams passed in the third round. Time to stop calling it a SuperDraft. It hasn't been super in a long time.

Stejskal: Big questions loom as new GM Ali Curtis settles in at Toronto FC | MLSsoccer.com
Toronto still has a lot of their big names coming back in 2019 but will they be able to rekindle their 2017 magic is the looming question.

Report: Timbers interested in Claude Dielna - The Bent Musket
Rumor has it that the Timbers are looking to acquire Claude Dielna from the Revs.

De Boer's experience with "beacon" club Ajax convinced Atlanta United | MLSsoccer.com
There is going to be a ton of pressure on de Boer here in his first season after how the last two in Atlanta have gone.

Atlanta United: Almiron arrives at camp, no word on Pity | Pro Soccer USA
Despite all the transfer rumors and reports, Miguel Almiron remains with Atlanta United FC. The club remained tight-lipped about Pity Martinez joining it.

Frank de Boer: I won’t hesitate to play young players - Dirty South Soccer
The new Atlanta United coach outlines his philosophy for youth players.

USL: Jake Edwards on league ambitions, promotion-relegation, more | SI.com
So 80 clubs in the USL when it is all said and done? Wow, I can't say I am shocked by that number though.