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Big D Daily: News for Friday, January 31, 2020

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FC Dallas begins their California preseason campaign here this weekend.

The final day of January is upon us here as FC Dallas moves their preseason camp to sunny California here for the next few days.

// FC Dallas //

North Texas SC loans defender Brecc Evans to Austin Bold FC - Big D Soccer
NTSC’s 2019 captain will get to spend the 2020 season up a division.

What we learned in FC Dallas’ preseason openers - Big D Soccer
FC Dallas won a pair of matches the other day, so let's look at how they lined up and what to make of it.

Game changer: Alabama-grown soccer player breaks through for USMNT - al.com
Here is a nice write up on how Brandon Servania is doing with the USMNT.

// MLS //

MLS and MLSPA agree to extend current CBA through next week - Big D Soccer
The CBA talks continue on here but at least this sounds positive.

Portland Timbers complete transfer of Designated Player forward Jaroslaw Niezgoda from Legia Warsaw | MLSsoccer.com
The Portland Timbers addressed a need in attack by signing striker Jaroslaw Niezgoda. The 24-year-old Designated Player arrives from Legia Warsaw, which reportedly received a $3.8 million transfer fee in the deal.

Major League Soccer and Nashville SC release joint statement on stadium project | MLSsoccer.com
Nashville is having some trouble moving their stadium plan forward within their local government. Oh boy.

Reports: FC Cincinnati near deal with Dutch attacker Jurgen Locadia | MLSsoccer.com
Reports on both sides of the Atlantic suggest that FC Cincinnati is close to landing some needed attacking help in the form of Dutch forward Jurgen Locadia.

LAFC aren't worried about European clubs coming for their young stars — it's all part of the plan | MLSsoccer.com
When a club is playing at a level like LAFC has been, it is only natural for some of the talent on the team to get noticed for transfer deals.

Why leave Liga MX for MLS and vice versa? Money, quality of life and level of competition | ESPNFC
This winter has seen an uptick in player movement between Liga MX and MLS. Money talks, but you have to think the quality of living across the border is the bigger reason.

One weird thing: How Inter Miami lost the south Florida soccer war before kicking a ball – The Athletic (Paywall)
Inter Miami might have the world on their side, but they don’t have Mr. Worldwide.

Sources: New York Red Bulls agree to sell Kemar Lawrence to Anderlecht – The Athletic (Paywall)
The Jamaican defender has been among MLS's best outside backs in recent years but once again New York finds a way to sell one of its younger stars.

New York Red Bulls scouting network pays off with latest signings | Pro Soccer USA
The Red Bulls global scouting network is being credited with the club's newest signings, Dutch goalkeeper David Jensen and English right back Mandela Egbo.