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Big D Daily: News for Friday, February 7, 2020

FC Dallas returns home for a preseason friendly this weekend.

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The worry over the MLS CBA this offseason is no more as the players and owners came together and hammered out a brand new deal. Also, we’re still looking at all of these new kits for 2020.

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FC Dallas ties LAFC 2-2 in preseason friendly - Big D Soccer
Goals from Jesus Ferreira and Ricardo Pepi give FC Dallas a draw on the road.

MLS, MLSPA agree on new CBA to run through 2024 season - Big D Soccer
More money, more chartered flights, and most importantly, no work stoppage. The CBA looks good for the players on paper and here are some things that impact FCD too.

ASN article: Gonzalez eyes ambitious future for FC Dallas in 2020 and beyond
These are definitely things you want to see and hear in year two for Luchi.

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Here's how MLS player compensation will grow through 2024 with new CBA |
If you need a little more insight as to how the money will grow for the players over the next five years, here is a handy chart.

New charter travel policy in CBA could be a game-changer for MLS | Pro Soccer USA
The new CBA requires all clubs to use charter flights for at least eight legs of travel in 2020, with the number of required legs increasing to 16 by 2024.

Breaking: MLS, players agree on new CBA – The Athletic (Paywall)
The new agreement will see increases in roster spending and numerous other changes enacted.

MLS agreement a win-win for both parties as league's build towards 2026 World Cup truly begins |
There were no nervy moments like last time around as both MLS players and ownership appeared to walk away with value from the new Collective Bargaining Agreement.

MLS CBA: Players' perspective on new deal, significant gains - Sports Illustrated
Five years ago, the players sacrificed a lot in their CBA with MLS but made the headway that opened the door for significant gains in 2020 and beyond.

Armchair Analyst: Each team’s most important player for the 2020 season |
Doyle thinks Paxton is the most important player for FCD this season. If he is healthy all year, it may be hard to argue with that.

Why Inter Miami are in no rush to fill their DP spots | Andrew Wiebe |
Miami is easily one of the more intriguing teams going into the season and it looks as though they are being smart about their open DP slots.

Top contenders to break LAFC's MLS single-season points record | Greg Seltzer |
I kind of think it may be a few years before we see another 70 point team in MLS. Just a weird hunch.

MLS 2020 kits revealed: Photos, critique for 25th season jerseys - Sports Illustrated
MLS's uniforms will have a distinct feature for the league's 25th season, with each team–save for the two expansion sides–unveiling one new jersey.

Adidas' Inter Miami, Minnesota United, Seattle Sounders, Philadelphia Union 2020 MLS jerseys | Philadelphia Inquirer
The Inquirer got behind-the-scenes access to some of the people involved in the creative process to answer some of the big questions.