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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, January 7, 2020

FC Dallas sends a set of HGPs to Germany for a training session.

MLS: Houston Dynamo at FC Dallas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The winter weeks continue to roll on here as we move closer to the start of the preseason camp later this month. Sometimes these weeks in early January drag on but this one appears to be wrapping up nice and quickly here.

// FC Dallas //

Six FC Dallas Homegrown Players to Train with FC Bayern Munich - Big D Soccer
The annual training trip is set for six youngsters as the club sends a pretty large group together this year.

The uniqueness of the FC Dallas and Bayern Munich relationship | US Soccer Players
A look at FC Dallas and Bayern Munich's player development relationship shows a unique connection in MLS with real benefits for players.

// MLS //

Three things Greg Vanney needs to do to return LA Galaxy to MLS elite | Andrew Wiebe |
I think the biggest thing in my mind for LA is finding a way to fix that defense, which has largely been terrible for the last few years.

Patrick Vieira to become Toronto FC coach? Conflicting reports emerge about former NYCFC boss |
Vieira would have been an intriguing option for Toronto but it sounds like he's not in the running.

Report: German coach Alexander Zorniger emerges in DC United coaching search |
This is an intriguing update on the DCU coaching search too.

Matt Besler joins Austin FC as free agent after Sporting Kansas City tenure |
I had a gut feeling back in early December that Besler would join one of the three Texas teams this offseason with Austin being the most likely of the bunch.

Report: Paul McDonough to return to Atlanta United’s front office - Dirty South Soccer
That would be a pretty big move for Atlanta to return to their former self if it turns out to be the case.

Report: Atlanta United submits transfer bid for Ecuadorian midfielder Moises Caicedo - Dirty South Soccer
This one feels like a move Atlanta would make. A young South American that has a ton of promise. Yeah.

Crew to sign winger Kevin Molino - Massive Report
I know a few of us here at Big D Soccer were wanting FCD to sign a guy like Molino this offseason but the defending champs are taking that away and boosting their roster.

Beckham holds Inter Miami talks with former Man United teammate Phil Neville - ESPNFC
We didn't see a ton of David Beckham throwing his weight around in 2020 for Miami but it appears he is doing more for his club as we enter 2021.