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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Tomorrow is draft day.

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

We’re at the midway point in our week as FC Dallas has one more day to prepare for the annual SuperDraft.

// FC Dallas //

Why there is no reason to panic over North Texas SC’s roster status - Big D Soccer
How the vagaries of the lower division soccer calendar and NTSC’s mandate will shape the club’s roster going into preseason.

// MLS //

Armchair Analyst: Roster build status for the Western Conference ahead of the 2020 season |
You get no disagreements out of me on FCD's comments in this piece. The other conference foes are intriguing to see as well though.

A history of the No. 1 overall pick in MLS SuperDraft |
You have plenty of good with previous No.1 picks but also plenty of really bad too.

What could Real Madrid superstar Luka Modric bring to MLS? |
While Modric falls more in line with the old "over-30" crowd that would come to MLS, he's still got plenty of talent.

Sources: Nicolas Benezet in discussions with three MLS teams | Tom Bogert |
He wouldn't come cheap but the French winger would be an intriguing option for a lot of teams.

Expansion isn't the biggest story for MLS in 2020 | US Soccer Players
Nashville SC and Inter Miami entering the league in 2020 should be the biggest story in MLS, but there are other teams making interesting choices.

LAFC, forward Rodolfo Zelaya mutually part ways | Pro Soccer USA
Remember when he was always linked to FCD?

NY Red Bulls sign midfielders Jared Stroud, Chris Lema from USL affiliate | Pro Soccer USA
Lema was drafted by FCD two years ago but didn't stick, largely due to the team not having NTSC back then.