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Big D Daily: News for Monday, February 1, 2021

Jesus made us all proud last night for the national team.

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Soccer: International Friendly Soccer-Trinidad & Tobago at USA Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

It is a new week and a new month around here as we are starting to get back into the swing of things. The MLS offseason is starting to approach its final decent into the new season and it looks like we’re finally going to get some resolutions on some transfers this week.

// FC Dallas //

Why is Jesus Ferreira so much better for the USMNT than FC Dallas? - Big D Soccer
The young attacker sandwiched a dud of a 2020 campaign between two very good international performances – what gives? But in all seriousness, I really hope last night was an indication of what is to come in 2021 for him.

Jesús Ferreira Stars for the USMNT, Tanner Tessmann Makes Senior International Debut | FC Dallas
Not only was it two goals and three assists but it could have easily been more for him.

Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney watches on as Tanner Tessmann makes USMNT debut |
File this under the 'you love to see it' category. You really have to give it up to Dabo for becoming a fanboy here.

US teen Reynolds joining Roma from FC Dallas - ESPNFC
Bryan posted on his social media over the weekend that he was making the flight to Europe (though he didn't say that specifically, just a simple check in at the airport).

// MLS //

Report: San Jose Earthquakes coach Matias Almeyda linked to Chile men's national team job |
Almeyda has been linked several times this offseason but once again it appears there are little truth to the reports.

Rumors continue to swirl as Aaron Long prepares for Trinidad and transfer deadline - Once A Metro
It is kind of crazy how many teams are lining up for Long here.

John Wolyniec on Red Bulls academy, USL and MLS – The Athletic
The Red Bulls II coach has seen many solid pros progress through the ranks, but things could be changing in the team's broader environment.

New York Red Bulls turn down Championship loan offer for Aaron Long | ESPNFC
An offer from an Championship club to take Aaron Long on loan has been turned down by NYRB, a source with knowledge of the situation told ESPN.

Report: Jill Ellis to join Sacramento Republic, will have role in MLS expansion team |
This is pretty dope. You really do want to see more women and minorities involved in MLS.

// USMNT //

US men's national team see January camp, friendly win as positive first step of busy 2021 |
US men's national team coach Gregg Berhalter took plenty of positives from a one-sided friendly win over Trinidad & Tobago.

USMNT routs Trinidad & Tobago: What we learned – The Athletic
Sure it was the annual January camp that we're used to but there was plenty to be happy with after last night's win.

2021 January Friendly: USA 7-0 Trinidad & Tobago - the Stars and Stripes win by a touchdown - Stars and Stripes FC
Yeah it was a ton of goals when you really look at it all.