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Big D Daily: News for Friday, January 8, 2020

One full week down in January, but plenty more to go before the start of the 2021 season.

MLS: FC Dallas at Colorado Rapids Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

The start of the regular season still feels like it is miles away after we wrap up the first full week in January. There are more coaching updates and transfer rumors to get to here as we head into the weekend.

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FC Dallas Goalkeeper Kyle Zobeck Undergoes Successful Surgery | FC Dallas
The FCD third-string keeper had a surgery this past week to help fix his knee.

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Inter Miami, head coach Diego Alonso mutually agree to part ways | MLSsoccer.com
After a few weeks of 'will they or won't they', Alonso and Miami officially part ways on Thursday. This certainly opens the door for something bigger.

What's next for Inter Miami after Diego Alonso becomes latest to exit? | Charles Boehm | MLSsoccer.com
Diego Alonso has become the latest prominent figure to exit Inter Miami following their disappointing expansion season.

Report: Unnamed MLS club make approach for Mexico international Orbelin Pineda | MLSsoccer.com
No clue which MLS side is being linked here or if there is any actual interest from MLS for Pineda.

Watch: FC Cincinnati install pitch at new West End Stadium | MLSsoccer.com
Not gonna lie, this looks like a much nicer and more updated version of Red Bull Arena to me.

Philadelphia Union announces transfer of Mark McKenzie to KRC Genk - Brotherly Game
And after a couple of weeks of speculation on this one, McKenzie is officially out the door to Belgium. Pretty solid work for the young player and a good bit of money for the Union.

New England Revolution: Revs acquire A.J. DeLaGarza - The Bent Musket
I feel like Bruce Arena is just trying to get the band back together from his LA days.

Tito Villalba explains his Atlanta United departure – The Athletic
For the first time, Villalba discusses his departure from Atlanta United and why he didn't speak sooner.