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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, January 21, 2021

Who is feeling drafty?

MLS: SuperDraft Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Today is the big day, well, sort of big. The MLS SuperDraft is here and while the fun-filled day that it used to be is gone, there is still some excitement about what the draft does bring to the table here each year. Even if it is just done in a Zoom-room these days. We’ll have coverage of the draft on here as we see who FC Dallas selects later today.

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Armchair Analyst: 2021 MLS SuperDraft positional big board |
If you need a big board of sorts for today, this is a pretty decent start. I do think there is a defender or two that look like FCD material.

2021 MLS SuperDraft: 5 players ready to make an immediate impact | Travis Clark |
When three of the five listed are defenders, you should know right away what the main type of prospect will be in today's draft.

Final 2021 Major League Soccer Mock Draft | Top Drawer Soccer
I'm always a big fan of TDS and how they cover the college game. So seeing their mock draft where FCD drafts a left footed defender makes me smile.

Kessler, Dike, and the continued importance of the college model | US Soccer Players
New England's Henry Kessler and Orlando City's Daryl Dike show that there's still opportunity for college players making the jump to MLS and the USMNT.

San Jose Earthquakes bring in Eduardo ‘Chofis’ Lopez on loan from Chivas - Center Line Soccer
Almeyda gets one of his former players to join him up in San Jose.

Report: Bobby Wood, RSL agree deal, says Athletic report - RSL Soapbox
It’s quite a move for Real Salt Lake. Even without an owner in place the team has been making some decent moves this winter.

Sean Johnson, Jordan Morris depart USMNT camp - Stars and Stripes FC
Could Jordan be headed to Wales? It certainly appears more likely now that he has left the national team camp.

Beckham's Miami confident in Inter Milan trademark dispute over name | ESPNFC
Inter Miami insists that it will not have to change its name despite suffering a recent setback in its trademark battle with Serie A's Inter Milan.