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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, January 20, 2020

FC Dallas heads to California today for the next part of their preseason campaign.

The preseason moves to another phase for FC Dallas as they leave North Texas today and head for sunny California.

// FC Dallas //

Jersey Leak: Is this the FC Dallas home kit for 2020? - Big D Soccer
A kit leak reveals an interesting twist in the new jerseys for FC Dallas. I can't wait to see it in person to get a better sense of it though.

Quick Burns: What we want to see in FC Dallas’ first games of 2020 - Big D Soccer
Yesterday saw a pair of friendlies that FCD managed to do well in. We'll discuss them later today but here is what we were wanting to see yesterday.

FC Dallas Opens 2020 Preseason with 3-2 Win Over OKC Energy FC | FC Dallas
FCD played two friendlies yesterday, with one being behind closed doors with the main group of players. This should give us some ideas of where things could go this year.

// MLS //

Here's which MLS teams are winning the offseason (so far) | Andrew Wiebe | MLSsoccer.com
I'm with Wiebe on his top team here, I've been impressed with how the Crew have done things this winter, probably large in part due to how Bezbatchenko operates things.

Columbus Crew’s colors are ‘not changing’ club confirms - Massive Report
The Black & Gold will remain the black and gold despite some reports yesterday suggesting they were considering another change.

Report: Atlanta United in “advanced negotiations” with Brazilian midfielder Matheus Rossetto - Dirty South Soccer
While Atlanta has lost some of their core this winter, this could be a strong addition to help offset it.

Impact Quiet on Piatti to Banfield - Mount Royal Soccer
Piatti's status with Montreal continues to be a bit of a mystery here.

Report: Giuseppe Rossi training with RSL - RSL Soapbox
Will the injury-stricken striker get a spot in Salt Lake? This one seems about as odd as it possibly could be though.

Diego Reyes responds to Chicharito Liga MX still ahead of MLS | ESPNFC
Tigres UANL and Mexico defender Diego Reyes isn't buying into LA Galaxy striker Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez's assertions that MLS is catching up.

Gridiron lines in MLS stadiums | US Soccer Players
Two XFL teams begin play in Major League Soccer stadiums this season, adding to the soccer-specific stadiums with football teams as tenants.