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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, January 30, 2019

We’ve made it to the midweek as FC Dallas continues to train under new manager Luchi Gonzalez.

Daniel McCullough

The week rolls into Wednesday here as FC Dallas gets closer to the weekend friendlies at Toyota Stadium.

// FC Dallas //

How East Dallas neighbor Chad Windham helped bring the World Cup to North America - Lakewood/East Dallas
You can thank East Dallas resident and photographer Chad Windham for helping bring the World Cup to North America in 2026.

One Simple Rule Creates Emotional Roller Coaster in FC Dallas Small-Sided Tournament | FC Dallas
Preseason is all about the little competitions across the roster and Luchi is making sure there is a lot of it going on here.

Kickoff for FC Dallas’ May 19th Match against Los Angeles Football Club Moved to 2PM CT | FC Dallas
Yet another change in the schedule for a kickoff this spring. Anyone excited about the amount of afternoon games that we'll have this year?

// MLS //

Report: Atlanta United, Newcastle United agree $27 million transfer for Miguel Almiron - Dirty South Soccer
Atlanta’s No. 10 looks to be headed to the Premier League in a big transfer.

Miguel Almiron sends message to Atlanta United fans ahead of Newcastle transfer - Dirty South Soccer
Miggy was definitely good for MLS and great for Atlanta.

Where does Ike Opara's trade rank in recent allocation money deals? |
Seeing how money is being spent these days in MLS trades is very intriguing. For the most part things are fairly consistent though in these deals.

Wiebe: Why the Ike Opara trade makes sense for everyone involved |
Can all three parties involved (both teams and the player) win this trade? This write-up makes the case for just that.

Stejskal: Overpay or on the money? Why Minnesota spent on Ike Opara |
When you give up as many goals as Minnesota has over the last couple of years, you'll do anything to sure up your defense.

Vermes "disappointed" in how Opara trade from Kansas City went down |
I can imagine that this wasn't easy for Vermes but the guy continues to wheel and deal like no one else in this league.

Green hoops for the Rose City: Portland Timbers reveal new 2019 primary kit |
The hoops are back...but in green. And in Portland.

LA Galaxy sign Manchester City winger Uriel Antuna on one-year loan deal | ESPNFC
Antuna, 21, will occupy an international roster spot and could fill the Galaxy's needs for speed and scoring talent on the wing.

Carlos Vela after Barcelona interest: “I don’t want to leave LAFC” - Angels on Parade
LAFC's star speaks for first time after transfer saga ends.