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Big D Daily: News for Friday, December 6, 2019

FC Dallas adds to their midfield and also learns their season opener.

MLS: Seattle Sounders FC at FC Dallas Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Yesterday was a fun offseason day where we learned our season opener (on LEAP DAY!) and FC Dallas signed a new midfielder. Fun times.

// FC Dallas //

2020 home opener revealed for FC Dallas - Big D Soccer
The lone game against the Eastern Conference foe is slated for Leap Day.

FC Dallas acquires Brazilian midfielder Thiago Santos - Big D Soccer
Dallas boosts their midfield with a veteran destroyer type.

New Signing Thiago Santos Could Be the Player to Replace Carlos Gruezo in FC Dallas' Midfield | FC Dallas
He's a TAM signing that should cause the midfield to become very competitive.

// MLS //

MLS announces 2020 home openers for all 26 clubs; season kicks off Feb. 29 |
There are some intriguing opening day matches and then some not-so intriguing ones. That Miami-LAFC game could be a lot of fun though.

MLS Commissioner Don Garber says Charlotte in "very, very advanced" discussions to become team No. 30 |
Seeing Charlotte advance to the front of the line this quickly really makes you wonder a good bit. I've always thought that market was right for MLS but I don't like the idea of another team in a NFL venue just yet.

MLS expansion: Reports point to Charlotte as 30th team | Pro Soccer USA
It isn't official yet, but according to various reports from local media in Charlotte and national outlets, MLS is coming to the Queen City.

Breaking down the best 22 Under 22 prospects by tiers | Andrew Wiebe |
I kind of like the tier structure of a list like this.

Five fitting MLS landing spots for Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez | Greg Seltzer |
Dallas isn't on this list, so keep on scrolling.

Oscar Pareja Meets with Orlando Media - The Mane Land
Pareja seems happy to be back in MLS though, you can hear it in his voice.

Philadelphia Union secondary jersey will feature different Bimbo brand logo under new deal - Brotherly Game
This is certainly an interesting thing to see happen...I wouldn't be shocked if it kind of opens a door for other teams to explore similar options.

MLS Power Rankings: 2019 Season Ender | US Soccer Players
A look back at the 2019 Major League Soccer season with the clubs that succeeded and the clubs that have plenty of work to do for 2020.