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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, February 12, 2020

FC Dallas heads south for a preseason game today.

MLS: Sporting Kansas City at FC Dallas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The week rolls on here in the preseason as FC Dallas is in San Antonio tonight for a big tuneup against the USL-Championship side there.

// FC Dallas //

North Texas SC 2020 Preseason: Everything you need to know - Big D Soccer
NTSC begins on-field preparations for its title defense with a host of new faces to learn.

Quick Burns: What roster piece is FC Dallas lacking right now? - Big D Soccer
The club has been a bit quiet on moves as of late, so are there any missing pieces? Let’s discuss it.

Loan: FC Dallas sends Callum Montgomery to San Antonio FC - Big D Soccer
The 22-year old defender will compete in the USL Championship this year, marking his second loan away from FCD.

One weird thing: FC Dallas’ misguided attempt at marketing to Mexican fans – The Athletic (Paywall)
Why FC Dallas' 'Mexican superstars package' is revealing of some deeper flaws in the club's outreach efforts.

ASN article: After acquiring citizenship & making USMNT debut, Ferreira aims high in 2020
Ferreira has had a pretty good 2020 so far with the national team and his early play with FCD in preseason.

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Official: Walker Zimmerman traded by LAFC to Nashville SC - Angels on Parade
It is kind of crazy to see LAFC flip Zimmerman for the amount that they reportedly did. They must have someone in mind to fill his shoes with all that money.

What Walker Zimmerman trade means for LAFC, Nashville and the future | Andrew Wiebe | MLSsoccer.com
This move felt out of the blue for sure but it signals a few things in my mind that Wiebe mentions here.

Nashville SC were "saving a war chest" of allocation money for Walker Zimmerman | MLSsoccer.com
Nashville has done a lot of roster work through trades and moves within MLS. This was certainly the biggest one yet.

Atlanta United's Frank de Boer: The "difference between Liga MX and MLS is closing" | MLSsoccer.com
This feels like it will be the most telling year if that gap has closed or not.

MLS veteran Justin Meram joins RSL - RSL Soapbox
This will certainly be one of those under the radar type moves that may propel RSL this season.

Alexi Lalas: Nobody has better chance to become relevant faster than New England Revolution | Pro Soccer USA
Former New England Revolution defender Alexi Lalas discusses the club's resurgence under Bruce Arena and its potential ahead of a new decade in MLS.