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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, January 9, 2020

Draft day is here folks! Get excited!

MLS: SuperDraft Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

The fun that is the MLS SuperDraft is finally here. Teams will select players in the first two rounds today.

// FC Dallas //

Two FC Dallas Homegrown players called into US U-20 camp - Big D Soccer
Former Colorado head coach Anthony Hudson calls in his first camp as U-20 manager that sees some FCD flair.

Jesse Gonzalez signs new four-year contract with FC Dallas - Big D Soccer
The Homegrown keeper will remain in Dallas until the 2023 season making him another in a growing line of re-signings this offseason.

FC Dallas' Philosophy Underlined with Five Contract Extensions in Five Months | FC Dallas
The philosophy is starting to really take shape with what this club is wanting to do for their young stars.

// MLS //

2020 Mock SuperDraft v2.0: The final prediction before Thursday | Travis Clark | MLSsoccer.com
Here is one more mock draft to get you going for today's fun.

Three big questions ahead of MLS SuperDraft 2020 | Andrew Wiebe | MLSsoccer.com
Given how much has changed for this year's draft, you do wonder if the amount of trades will be drastically reduced.

Reports: Inter Miami ready to make bid for Boca Juniors starlet Agustin Almendra | MLSsoccer.com
The 19-year-old prospect has also been linked to big European clubs like Napoli, Roma and Valencia.

NYCFC Signs Keaton Parks to Permanent Deal - Hudson River Blue
It is good to see that Parks will remain in MLS, it is too bad he isn't coming home to Dallas though.

Rumor: Uruguayan midfielder Santiago Rodriguez linked with Atlanta United - Dirty South Soccer
Atlanta has a penchant for targeting young South American midfielders and this is one that fits that mold.

MLS in the market for Liga MX players | US Soccer Players
Major League Soccer clubs set transfer records already buying Liga MX players, a trend that seems likely to continue in the latest version of MLS.

20 USL Championship games to air on ESPN this season | Pro Soccer USA
ESPN linear networks will air 20 USL Championship games this season, including the final. All other games will be available on ESPN+. Pretty cool for the second division (also you'll notice that MLS-2 squads are pretty much left out of these national broadcasts).