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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, January 20, 2021

How will FC Dallas approach tomorrow’s SuperDraft?

MLS: SuperDraft Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

The eve of the MLS SuperDraft is here as the teams get set to join a massive Zoom call on Thursday to help select their new players.

// FC Dallas //

What position should FC Dallas target in the 2021 SuperDraft? - Big D Soccer
FC Dallas has a solid history of finding gold in the SuperDraft. Can they do it again this year?

When will the FC Dallas pick in the 2021 MLS Draft? - Big D Soccer
How many players will actually land with FC Dallas or North Texas SC? Those five picks will be interesting tomorrow.

5 Things to Know for FC Dallas’ 2021 MLS SuperDraft | FC Dallas
FC Dallas typically does well in the draft and in a way already made one move that could have been a SuperDraft pick.

Breaking down FC Dallas’ busy offseason as Obrian, Martinez and Vargas headline additions |
Zanotta said they had achieved their offseason goals yesterday during a media call but you know as well as I do that a move can happen at any time.

Jesse Gonzalez reportedly set to join Hungarian side Honved FC |
You had to think that Jesse wouldn’t stay a free agent too long here. Going to Hungary is a bit of a surprise though.

US men’s national team calls in senior team, U-23 roster for January 2021 camp |
You may think that Reynolds is leaving to deal with his transfer move, which he certainly could be, but apparently it is due to COVID reasons.

// MLS //

Armchair Analyst: Cheat sheet for team needs in the 2021 MLS SuperDraft |
Every team (except for those who have no picks of course) have needs they can fill through tomorrow's draft.

Dynamo strengthen defense with acquisition of Tim Parker - Dynamo Theory
Parker's value has decreased over the last year or so compared to where he was back in 2018 but I do like this move a lot for Houston.

Philadelphia Union fetching $50k for three draft picks with potential for more from Nashville SC - Brotherly Game
The Union traded two picks in this week’s draft and next year’s first round pick for up to $225k in allocation.

The value of MLS experience | US Soccer Players
For MLS teams making coaching changes it's always an issue when their choice has no prior experience with Major League Soccer.

Mansueto shoulders the blame for the Chicago Fire’s logo failure: “I was certainly responsible.” - Hot Time In Old Town
Good to see the Fire's owner shouldering the blame for the failed logo.