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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, January 31, 2019

The January transfer window abroad ends today as MLS teams hurry to make final moves.

Daniel McCullough

The week gets closer to the weekend as some big moves have been announced across MLS this morning.

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas names André Zanotta as the club’s new Technical Director - Big D Soccer
The front office make-over is complete with this hire as FC Dallas lands a pretty big name in Zanotta.

What we hope to see out of FC Dallas in their first preseason friendly - Big D Soccer
We haven’t seen FC Dallas against anyone yet (besides themselves), so how will this all go?

New Technical Director André Zanotta Brings Wealth of Experience to FC Dallas | FC Dallas
The cool thing about him isn't just the experience factor but that he has spent time in Dallas before back when he was in school.

FC Dallas in Early Stages of Luchi Gonzalez's Vision with First Preseason Friendly | FC Dallas
That first look at the lineup under Luchi is certainly different but exciting.

// MLS //

Sebastian Giovinco says farewell to Toronto FC fans on Instagram - Waking The Red
The offseason has been weird in Toronto too and this move just adds a cheery on top.

Report: Paris Saint-Germain bidding for D.C. United’s Luciano Acosta - Black And Red United
The Washington Post says PSG could be offering 8 figures for United’s Best XI playmaker.

Breaking down Atlanta United’s financial windfall in Almiron sale - Dirty South Soccer
Here is a really good breakdown of how the money will be split up in the Almiron sale.

What are Toronto FC's best options for top allocation order slot? |
Anyone lobbying for Cubo Torres to return to MLS by using that top allocation spot to sign him is rather silly. Come on, Toronto can do much better than that.

Who is new Vancouver Whitecap Hwang In-Beom? - Eighty Six Forever
The Vancouver Whitecaps have topped the list for coveted South Korean youngster Hwang In-boem.

Revolution sign a No. 10 as a Designated Player - The Bent Musket
Carles Gil officially becomes a member of the Revolution as their latest DP signing.

LAFC sign Salvadoran forward Rodolfo Zelaya - Angels on Parade
Dallas was once in the hunt for Zelaya but LAFC ends up with him in the end.

Houston Dynamo Sign Veteran Defender Maynor Figueroa - Dynamo Theory
Yeah this one is going to be weird to see, much like Chris Seitz last season.

Florentin Pogba close to signing with Atlanta United | ESPNFC
Guinea international defender Florentin Pogba, brother of Manchester United star Paul Pogba, is close to a move to MLS.

Ex-Manchester United winger Nani '50-50' on moving to MLS - ESPNFC
The chances of former Manchester United midfielder Nani coming to MLS are "50-50," right now.

Former Orlando City coach Jason Kreis to join Inter Miami CF | Pro Soccer USA
Club Internacional de Fútbol Miami on Tuesday announced former Orlando City coach Jason Kreis will join the club's technical department. He won't be their coach, we know that much.