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Big D Daily: News for Friday, February 12, 2021

The week is in the books as we deal with some truly chilly winter weather here in Dallas.

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

Aren’t you kind of glad preseason isn’t going on right now? I mean, seriously, this weather is a bit chilly to be sitting outside in for long stretches of time. Still, we’re moving right along here in what feels like a rather dull February.

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What Austin FC get by signing Tomas Pochettino from Argentina's Talleres | MLSsoccer.com
I have to say, this signing by Austin immediately makes them a threat to contend for a playoff spot in their first year. Not sure if it puts them over the top altogether but it is a good one.

FC Cincinnati say they're not looking to trade midfielder Frankie Amaya | MLSsoccer.com
Of course the clubs is going to say that they don't want to trade a young star but you also probably know these things tend to work out for the player in the long run and a trade will likely still happen.

Frankie Amaya requests trade from FC Cincinnati: MLS Notebook – The Athletic
The midfielder has garnered interest around the league, but FCC has told clubs it is not interested in a move. I know some FCD fans would be interested in him here (I'm not, we have depth there and I'd rather see another HGP signed instead). Also, there is some interesting notes in this piece about some draft picks that had previously signed with USL-C teams.

Q&A: Minnesota United owner Bill McGuire – The Athletic
The Loons' owner talks about a difficult start to life in MLS, hosting games without fans, and his view on the team's leadership structure.

Commissioner Don Garber charts course through 2021 MLS season - Sounder At Heart
Here is a pretty solid breakdown of everything Don Garber said the other day to the media outside of the new start date to the regular season.

LA Galaxy reportedly go retro with new alternate jersey - LAG Confidential
I've seen some of these rumors floating about this week but I do like the idea of a slightly retro kit for a couple of years. Think if FCD were able to pull that off.

Is Carlos Salcedo the Mexican star Dynamo fans have been clamoring for? - Dynamo Theory
The Dynamo are rumored to be interested in the Tigres defender and it may be worth shelling out the money to make it happen (after all their defense isn't super young with guys like Figueroa still on the depth charts).

Rumor: Felipe Gutierrez to Sign in Chile with Former Club - The Blue Testament
Sporting has been on a bit of a roster overhaul this winter with moves like this one.

The Columbus Crew recognize the challenges of CONCACAF Champions League - Massive Report
The Black & Gold have the talent to make a run at the Champions League but know it won’t be easy.