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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, January 28, 2021

Could MLS be heading for a lockout?

MLS: Nashville SC at FC Dallas Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

This week has pasted me by pretty quickly here thanks to a large work project that has kept me from doing things on this site. I promise we’ll be ramping up our content in the coming weeks as the new season comes near. Though that new season could be in danger.

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An Inside Look at FC Dallas During the 2021 MLS SuperDraft | FC Dallas
This is a pretty cool behind the curtains look at how the draft picks came together.

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MLS memo advises teams, staff to prepare for lockout | ESPNFC
MLS has issued a memo to its teams and league staff instructing them to prepare for a work stoppage. This is definitely not the kind of news you want to see. It is a shame we're getting close to something like this. I do find it crappy that the owners continue to beat the ‘we lost millions in 2020’ line when I think half of them saw their personal wealth increase in 2020. Not a good look if you ask me.

Austin FC unveil 'Legends Jersey' for 2021 MLS season as secondary kit |
No shocker that the Austin secondary kit got the boring white treatment from adidas and MLS.

How Chicago Fire FC are approaching their rebrand for 2022 | Charles Boehm |
I still love the honesty and transparency that Chicago is doing right now with their brand. They know they screwed up and they're looking to make it right.

Ten young MLS players I'm rooting for in 2021 | Andrew Wiebe |
The comments on Paxton and Jesus are so damn true. Help us remember why we got so hyped up in 2019 and make us proud.

Six MLS players who could still move to Europe before deadline day | Tom Bogert |
Naturally Bryan Reynolds leads the list here for guys who could or in this case, will move before the deadline. I'm starting to think we're going to see some sort of loan option for six months before he actually leaves us.

Jordan Morris makes another choice | US Soccer Players
Jordan Morris joins Swansea City in England's Championship on loan from Seattle but with an option that would make the move permanent.

Sounders bolster depth with pair of re-signings - Sounder At Heart
Seattle is bringing back a pair of players that saw minutes off the bench last year.

Transfer rumor linking LA Galaxy to Sebastian Giovinco sounds fanciful - LAG Confidential
Sounds like that rumor about Gio and the Galaxy is a bit of a pipe dream.