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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, February 10, 2021

FC Dallas continues to reshape their roster ahead of the 2021 season.

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MLS: FC Dallas at Sporting Kansas City Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The offseason continues to move on here for FC Dallas and MLS with more roster moves and updates as we get closer and closer to the start of preseason camp.

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FC Dallas might not be able to participate in 2021 US Open Cup - Big D Soccer
No word yet on which MLS teams will actually participate in this year’s field. But it sounds like we’re either going to get some sort of blind draw or participants based on last year’s standings.

FC Dallas Loans Homegrown Brandon Servania to SKN St. Pölten | FC Dallas
So the loan is a short-term one, whatever that means. I'm guessing we'll see Brandon back by the summer time then. Still, this is a good move for a young player that needs time on the field in an environment where he can continue to grow.

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Does FC Cincinnati's Brenner signing represent a new frontier for the club and MLS? | Charles Boehm |
Brenner is that rare sort of signing that can simultaneously thrill FC Cincinnati fans and spark conversations around MLS.

What FC Cincinnati's signing of Brenner means for the club and what's next | Tom Bogert |
Cincy hasn't had a lot of reason to be excited since joining MLS when it comes to their offense but that could change.

What the new MLS CBA deal means for owners, players and the '26 World Cup | ESPNFC
MLS avoided a damaging lockout after the league and players agreed to a new CBA, but will either side be happy with the latest give-and-take? Once again the owners likely came out on top of this discussion.

Why there aren't more players sold from the USL – The Athletic
Player development and sales could be a major source of revenue for USL League One clubs, but transfer fees remain rare.