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Big D Daily: News for Monday, February 4, 2019

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The third week of preseason gets underway as Bayern Munich’s U23 joins the fun.

Daniel McCullough

A new week is here as FC Dallas begins to prepare for a big weekend doubleheader at Toyota Stadium.

// FC Dallas //

North Texas Soccer Club Adds Michel Garbini and Alex Aldaz to Coaching Staff | FC Dallas
North Texas SC rounds out their coaching staff with some familiar faces.

// MLS //

Wiebe: Making sense of the insane final days of the January transfer window | MLSsoccer.com
Last week was kind of wild in MLS with all of the big transfer moves and happenings. Here is a solid run down of what all went down.

Podolski, Iniesta take in sights and sounds of Banc of California Stadium | MLSsoccer.com
I'm still a bit shocked that this Japanese side has three big named guys like this, its a shame that Podolski and Iniesta couldn't have tried their hand at MLS for a little bit.

Toronto FC caught in an awkward transition after Giovinco transfer - Waking The Red
This might all be part of the plan, but the timeline definitely isn’t ideal for Toronto fans.

Philadelphia Union held to a scoreless draw against University of South Florida - Brotherly Game
Well that isn't a good look for a team that has some playoff aspirations this season.

D.C. United confirms signing Leonardo Jara on loan from Boca Juniors - Black And Red United
DCU solved its biggest positional problem by adding a starter from one of South America’s top clubs.

If Almiron thrives in Premier League with Newcastle, MLS will benefit most | ESPNFC
If Almiron excels at Newcastle, it will do a lot to change how people feel about Major League Soccer. It will impact MLS incoming signings, too.

MLS Liga MX mulling 8-team tournament in second half of 2019 | ESPNFC
A long-promised cup competition between Liga MX and MLS sides is on its way to becoming a reality in 2019, let's just hope it doesn't add to the schedule congestion this summer.

MLS ends potential Gutman loan to Nashville from Celtic | Pro Soccer USA
Andrew Gutman was set to join Nashville SC on a loan from Celtic FC, but Major League Soccer did not approve of the deal, according to a club statement.