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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, February 19, 2020

A pair of MLS sides saw their 2020 season start last night in the Champions League.

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It feels like the MLS season is almost here as the Concacaf Champions League kicked off last night for a pair of teams, while FC Dallas headed off to Florida for their final preseason trip.

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FC Dallas signs defender Nkosi Burgess - Big D Soccer
The first round pick has shown well in preseason so far and now he has been rewarded with a contract.

FC Dallas 25th Season Features Refreshed Culinary Options at Toyota Stadium | FC Dallas
The food at Toyota Stadium seems to improve each year and some of this year's offerings sound very tasty.

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Armchair Analyst: LAFC sloppy, ragged and lucky to lose just 2-0 | MLSsoccer.com
LAFC didn't look great last night defensively as they could have easily lost by more than two on the road.

Welcome to Champions League: Club León 2, LAFC 0 - Angels on Parade
Leon put LAFC under a lot of pressure in this one, which may make for an interesting return leg next week in LA.

Three thoughts from Atlanta United's scrappy Concacaf Champions League draw in Honduras | MLSsoccer.com
Atlanta got a result that they needed on the road in Honduras last night to start their CCL run.

CCL Recap: ATLUTD - 1, Motagua - 1 - Dirty South Soccer
Atlanta fans seem happy with the result last night.

Analyzing the top 5 MLS players at every position ahead of 2020 | Greg Seltzer | MLSsoccer.com
FC Dallas has a few names on this list, one that was a pleasant surprise too.

FC Cincinnati brass on Ron Jans exit and what comes next for the club | MLSsoccer.com
Boy, things are going sideways in Cincy right now. They've become the first MLS team to lose a head coach in preseason.

FC Cincinnati's Darren Mattocks' insurance fraud arraignment set for Feb 27 | ESPNFC
More details have emerged regarding the felony charges that FC Cincinnati forward Darren Mattocks is facing.

Why Pizarro's Miami move is more important than Chicharito's arrival | ESPNFC
He may not be a known European player, but Inter Miami's signing of Rodolfo Pizarro could be just as important for MLS as Chicharito's arrival.

Is the Concacaf Champions League important? | US Soccer Players
Even with Major League Soccer's inability to produce a winner, it's worth asking if the Concacaf Champions League deserves its place on the schedule.