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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, January 16, 2019

FC Dallas fans now have a new team to learn to hate.

MLS: Austin FC-Press Conference Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports

We’re at the midway point in our week here as we wrap up the MLS offseason with another expansion team joining the fold here in the next couple of years.

// FC Dallas //

What is missing from FC Dallas’ roster going into preseason? - Big D Soccer
Is it something up front? In the midfield? Or depth? What is missing going into this preseason camp?

The Haunting Shadow of Mauro Diaz - Big D Soccer
Can FC Dallas ever escape it? It is something we tend to think about more than we probably should.

// MLS //

Austin FC to begin MLS play in 2021 as league's 27th club |
After the Crew were saved, Precourt took his ball and ran to Austin. Now we have a new team to put a lot of hate into.

In Austin FC, Texas's capital welcomes first major sports franchise |
But in all seriousness, I do think MLS will do very well in Austin (even if they probably should have gone to San Antonio instead).

Anthony Precourt 'never doubted' Austin FC would become MLS franchise | ESPNFC
Anthony Precourt says he "never doubted" that Austin FC would become an MLS franchise, after it was confirmed the club will join the league in 2021.

Atlanta United sign Dion Pereira from Watford - Dirty South Soccer
Atlanta snags a guy out of England to help add to their midfield depth.

Walker Zimmerman re-signs with LAFC - Angels on Parade
The former FCD defender inks a four-year TAM deal with LAFC.

Report: Toronto FC to sell Victor Vazquez to Qatari club - Waking The Red
A bombshell report from Sportsnet yesterday has Toronto fans thinking a bit but in all reality, this is a good move for both sides.

Trey Muse officially signs as Homegrown Player - Sounder At Heart
The former Hoosier goalkeeper becomes Seattle’s 11th HGP signing and first HGP keeper signing.

Boehm: USMNT icon Jermaine Jones eyes MLS as coaching career unfolds |
Some how I see this working pretty well with him as a coach some day in MLS.

Episode 73 – Dream vs Reality (Bonus) | The DTALKS Podcast - Dads Talking About Life, Kids, and Stuff
Our old pal Bobby Warshaw sits down to discuss a few things like playing in Dallas and his book.