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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, February 7, 2019

FC Dallas continues to prepare for a big preseason friendly this weekend.

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Daniel McCullough

The week is nearly over here as FC Dallas has a couple more training sessions before their big preseason double header on Saturday afternoon.

// FC Dallas //

North Texas SC: Roster and Trialists Breakdown - Big D Soccer
We take a deep look at the North Texas SC preseason roster, and all the trialists in camp.

North Texas Soccer Club Announces 2019 Preseason Schedule | FC Dallas
There will be four chances to see the new USL side play before their first season begins in March.

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New owners pledge to make Crew SC "the most successful organization in MLS" |
I like hearing that new owners are aiming high like this, it only helps raise the bar a bit across the league.

What the decision to nix Gutman loan from Celtic to Nashville reveals about MLS in 2019 – The Athletic ($)
The Gutman saga highlights some deep and unresolved issues that make MLS, as it grows into its third decade in existence, a fascinating league to follow.

FC Cincinnati changes stadium plans - Cincinnati Business Courier
FC Cincinnati has ditched its plans for a partial roof that can turn orange at its $250 million Major League Soccer stadium and reduced future development around it.

Nashville MLS team to open play in 2020 at Nissan Stadium | Tennessean
Nashville's MLS team has received final confirmation that it will open play in the 2020 season. The club will play its first year at Nissan Stadium.

Warshaw: Is Jonathan Lewis destined to play supersub role for NYCFC, USMNT? |
Some players are just destined to be the guy that comes off the bench for 20-30 minutes a game.

Stejskal: Contract details on new Real Salt Lake signing Samuel Johnson |
Seeing how RSL could pay down a DP that they just signed makes you wonder how FC Dallas is going to handle their DP situation.

LA Galaxy ‘Night Navy’ secondary kit unveiled Feb. 17th - LAG Confidential
I am kind of surprised the Galaxy didn't lay out their five stars this way before.