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Big D Daily: News for Monday, January 27, 2019

The preseason rolls on into the second week.

The preseason rolls on here into a new week as FC Dallas continues training in Frisco before a midweek friendly against a local side.

// FC Dallas //

Three FC Dallas players named to US men's national team roster - Big D Soccer
FC Dallas will be well represented at the national team level here this week.

What we learned from FC Dallas’ first scrimmage |
Over the weekend FC Dallas took the field for their first scrimmage of 2020. We got to see plenty of the new rookies and what they can do and bring to this team.

Five road games to look for in 2020 |
Let’s talk about those LA games and that NYC game that starts before noon.

// MLS //

5 biggest MLS trades of the last 5 years |
Trades are a big deal in MLS and these were certainly good ones. Still, only one helped pave the way to some titles.

Report: Inter Miami pursuing star Monterrey striker Rogelio Funes Mori |
Univision’s Ivan Kasanzew reports that Monterrey striker Rogelio Funes Mori could soon become one of Inter Miami’s Designated Players.

Top five candidates for the 2020 Golden Boot race |
As much as I like Javier Hernandez coming to MLS, I do think that he’ll come up short in the Golden Boot race by a good bit (mainly because I see Carlos Vela continuing on as a monster in this league).

LAFC set sights on Concacaf Champions League but won’t take eyes off MLS Supporter’s Shield |
We keep waiting for a MLS team to finally win the CCL but does LAFC have what it takes? I’m not sure, but they certainly have the talent to do it.

What Chicharito's Galaxy move means to the future of MLS and Mexican soccer | ESPNFC
With Javier Hernandez's move to the LA Galaxy, is there a concern that the European hopes for Mexico's marquee players are dwindling?

Minnesota United chasing Boca Juniors' Reynoso for DP slot - ESPNFC
Minnesota is attempting to secure the transfer of Boca Juniors' Emanuel Reynoso for a Designated Player spot. This one would be quite big.

ASN article: Chicharito impact, Altidore's headache, Pomykal update, Vassilev & more
There are lots of different updates in this one including some talk about how Pomykal is recovering this offseason.

Inter Miami's immediate future | US Soccer Players
Inter Miami has set the bar high for its expansion season, but what hasn't arrived are marquee players for year one in Fort Lauderdale.

Notes from the 2020 United Soccer Coaches Convention | US Soccer Players
A report from the 2020 United Soccer Coaches Convention in Baltimore where there's plenty of discussion about the present and future of the sport.

Official: Atlanta United to send Andrew Carleton on loan to Indy Eleven - Dirty South Soccer
On the surface it is wild to see this happen but it is definitely the right move for both sides right now.

Two rumored signings will make Sounders roster look far more complete - Sounder At Heart
This is an interesting roundtable on what is going on with the Sounders this offseason.