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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, January 29, 2019

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SKC and Minnesota make a splashy trade on Monday evening.

Daniel McCullough

The month of January is nearly in the books as FC Dallas moves closer to a pair of weekend friendlies.

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Luchi Gonzalez wants FC Dallas players to feel uncomfortable - Big D Soccer
The new coach is spending preseason reiterating the importance of his players’ ability to adapt.

Five Storylines to Watch as 2019 Preseason Progresses for FC Dallas | FC Dallas
Nothing is set in stone right now with this group and everything is up for grabs. There is something refreshing about that.

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Sporting Kansas City Trades Ike Opara to Minnesota United - The Blue Testament
Popular defender moved to the Loons for a large amount of allocation money, something we've seen Peter Vermes do time and time again.

Column: Finally, What We’ve Been Asking For - E Pluribus Loonum
Minnesota fans are very excited to get Ike Opara from SKC in a move that involved a ton of TAM.

Toronto FC dismiss Giovinco transfer report amid Al-Hilal speculation | ESPNFC
In recent days, rumors have been swirling that Giovinco is heading to Saudi Arabian club Al-Hilal. But it appears a lot of it is nothing more than talk.

Toronto FC's Sebastian Giovinco suffers leg injury amid transfer rumors | MLSsoccer.com
Things have been odd to say the least with Gio and the Reds this preseason.

Inter Miami CF release plans for training facility at Lockhart Stadium site | MLSsoccer.com
Training nearly a hour away from where they'll potentially play in Miami seems risky but it could work out in the long run.

Columbus Crew SC name Pat Onstad technical director | MLSsoccer.com
Columbus' make over continues with this latest hire.

Toronto FC's Jozy Altidore says MLS needs more "villains" | MLSsoccer.com
Which is why I think he'll end up in Austin in a couple of years.

Who is new Vancouver Whitecaps signing Lucas Venuto? - Eighty Six Forever
Vancouver has brought in a lot of new faces lately, with Venuto being one of them.

Vancouver Whitecaps continue busy off season, loan out Anthony Blondell | Pro Soccer USA
Remember when some Dallas fans were upset that he didn't land in Frisco last year? Yeah, it looks like FCD got the better end of that.