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Big D Daily: News for Monday, January 25, 2021

Now that the SuperDraft is behind us, we wait on when the preseason will begin.

MLS: Seattle Sounders at FC Dallas Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

It is going to either be a couple more weeks until preseason begins or a couple of months. We just don’t know when things will actually kickoff in 2021 here as we wait to see how the league and the players handle the CBA talks.

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Two FC Dallas Homegrown players called into United States national team - Big D Soccer
Jesus Ferreira and Tanner Tessmann are part of USMNT travel roster for final prep ahead of the friendly against Trinidad and Tobago.

How North Texas SC was similar and different in 2020 - Big D Soccer
2020 was a year and a season like no other, but the more things changed for North Texas, the more they stayed the same.

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MLS players union offers proposal as CBA talks continue with league | ESPNFC
Here we go. The MLS Players Association submitted a counteroffer to Major League Soccer on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement.

The unsettling prospect of MLS going dark | US Soccer Players
Major League Soccer triggering the force majeure clause in their new collective bargaining agreement has thrown the start of the 2021 season into doubt.

Jordan Morris leaves a legacy of growth with Sounders – The Athletic
The forward leaves his hometown as a player that’s far more prepared for bigger stages.

Why Swansea City is the right move at the right time for Jordan Morris | Steve Zakuani | MLSsoccer.com
Seattle and Swansea made the move official on Friday and the more I look at it the more I like it for Morris. It feel like the right time for him to test the waters like this.

Seattle Sounders confident of remaining title contenders despite moves of Jordan Morris, Chris Henderson | MLSsoccer.com
I do think the loss of Chris Henderson is bigger than most realize for Seattle but still having a guy like Garth Lagerwey in charge helps a ton.

David Beckham and Jorge Mas explain why Phil Neville is the right choice for Inter Miami | MLSsoccer.com
Neville is still a weird pick for Miami but if Beckham is going to be more involved like this, I guess we can only expect stuff like this from here on out.

CONCACAF Champions League to begin in April; draw on Feb. 10 in Miami | ESPNFC
The 2021 CONCACAF Champions League will begin in April, with the competition's draw scheduled for February 10 in Miami.

Six MLS players who make sense for short-term moves abroad – The Athletic
With the potential delay of the MLS season and a big international summer coming up, these players have the status and desire to move abroad.

The status of the SuperDraft | US Soccer Players
The MLS SuperDraft is no longer an in-person event with the production underlining its status for finding talent in Major League Soccer.