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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, February 5, 2019

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Various teams reveal new kits ahead of the 2019 season.

Daniel McCullough

We continue on in this preseason as FC Dallas moves towards a pair of weekend friendlies.

// FC Dallas //

North Texas Soccer Club Preseason Roster | FC Dallas
While the roster is mostly local guys and players we've already seen signed, there are a couple interesting names on this list.

// MLS //

Columbus Crew officially announces 2019 Gold kit - Massive Report
I'm digging some of the simple touches in this kid as Columbus sticks to what makes them unique.

Sporting Kansas City reveals 2019 primary jersey - The Blue Testament
The new kit is a departure from previous designs, which were usually quite good. This one, I'm not sure I care for as much.

Report: Sam Johnson officially joining RSL as designated player - RSL Soapbox
The move gives RSL a much-needed boost at forward.

NYCFC sign Alexandru Mitriță to Designated Player contract - Hudson River Blue
The Romanian forward is City’s latest huge investment, which could pay off big or it could be a giant bust.

Stejskal: NYCFC pay $8.5 million transfer fee for new DP Alexandru Mitrita | MLSsoccer.com
That's a big gamble for a striker that did well in the second division in Italy last year.

Warshaw: How Alex Mitrita could change the way NYCFC attack | MLSsoccer.com
Now everyone will think that when you find an expensive player (MLS terms we're speaking) from Italy, that they're going to be the next Sebastian Giovinco.

ESPN's Twellman on reports of MLS-Liga MX tourney: "There's a place for it" | MLSsoccer.com
Again I will say, I just hope it doesn't clog up the summer schedule.

Toronto FC’s Management has had a good off-season (thus far) - Waking The Red
Even if you don't like the moves that TFC has made (or had to make), it has been an intriguing offseason to say the least.

Super Bowl owners Kraft, Kroenke's MLS effort pales vs NFL ambition | SI.com
I meant to add this one to yesterday's links but forgot. Either way, both Colorado and New England could use some of their owners cash to do more.