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Big D Daily: News for Monday, January 6, 2020

Is anyone struggling to type (or write) 2020 yet?

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MLS: Houston Dynamo at FC Dallas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The first full week of 2020 is here folks and it should be a doozy with the league’s college draft being held later this week.

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How FC Dallas is expanding their academy reach internationally - Big D Soccer
Over the weekend, we took a deep look into the rapid international expansion of the FC Dallas Academy.

Our New Years resolutions for FC Dallas in 2020 - Big D Soccer
Now that the calendar has turned to a new year, let’s discuss our annual resolutions.

Best All-Time MLS SuperDraft Picks at FC Dallas' No. 14 | FC Dallas
It is SuperDraft week and the club has two first rounders including the #14 pick. Here they look back at some of the top guys to come to the league in that spot.

Best All-Time MLS SuperDraft Picks at FC Dallas' No. 17 | FC Dallas
And they also give us a look at the #17 spot as well, which for a while was a second round pick.

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Your complete mock 1st Round of the 2020 MLS SuperDraft | Travis Clark |
Mock drafts are always a hoot and this one has FCD taking a CB and a LB. Which honestly, I don't disagree much with.

2020 MLS SuperDraft: The top 10 prospects available for selection |
Even though FCD doesn't have a top ten pick, it doesn't mean one of these guys won't fall their way.

My top 11 best MLS kits of the past decade | J. Sam Jones |
The last ten years have seen a lot of adidas kits in MLS and some were indeed great.

D.C. United targets Edison Flores and Brian Lozano won’t come cheap – The Athletic (Paywall)
Lozano says he is open to an MLS move, but signing both players would cost more than what the club's budget may allow

MLS notebook: Moves by NYCFC, Portland, Houston, Atlanta, Miami – The Athletic (Paywall)
Keaton Parks makes it official with NYCFC as the Dallas native will remain in New York City.

How Oscar Pareja's criticism helped shape Dax McCarty's career |
If you haven't listened to Dax's interview recently on MLS's main podcast, just take the time today to do so. You'll get nuggets like this and many more good stories.

The 10 biggest roster holes left to fill across MLS as 2020 arrives | Charles Boehm |
There isn't a major need (despite our likely disagreement that we'll always need a #9) for FCD to be on a list like this.