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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, February 20, 2020

FC Dallas wins a preseason match and we can feel the season getting closer and closer now.

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FC Dallas remains in Florida here as the preseason continues to wrap up for teams across MLS.

// FC Dallas //

Three things we learned from FC Dallas’ 3-2 win over Philadelphia - Big D Soccer
FC Dallas came out in a 3-5-2 look again and did pretty well. But at the same time you gotta think Luchi was holding some cards close for next week's meeting.

FC Dallas Announces Enhancements for the 2020 Season | FC Dallas
There are a lot of new things going on at the stadium this year, paying for parking being one of them.

// MLS //

Three thoughts as Montreal Impact kick off Thierry Henry era with gutsy CCL display |
Montreal started off really well in Costa Rica but they also allowed Saprissa back into the game too.

Thierry Henry: "You can only be proud" of Montreal Impact's fight in CCL draw at Saprissa |
Henry was proud of the way his team fought in Costa Rica last night.

Ranking the top 10 newcomers for the 2020 MLS season | Greg Seltzer |
Dozens of new players into the league this year make lists like this a little more difficult but I do spy a FCD player on it.

If the Sounders want to win CCL, things will have to get weird - Sounder At Heart
In a weird way, they're right. You have to be lucky and have some strange things go your way in this tournament.

Sporting Kansas City surrenders lead to Phoenix in 2-1 loss - The Blue Testament
I know we shouldn't read into reports like this as it is only preseason.

De Boer's situation in Atlanta | US Soccer Players
Frank de Boer may be sitting in the hottest seat in Major League Soccer with his team already playing games that count in the Champions League.

Columbus Crew acquire Andrew Tarbell from the San Jose Earthquakes - Massive Report
The Crew get one of San Jose's five goalkeepers in a late preseason trade. And yes, San Jose did actually have five keepers before this trade.