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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, February 16, 2021

The snow has hit Dallas and most of Texas in a big way.

FC Dallas Twitter

Another day in the wintery weather that I thought I left behind when I moved to Dallas some 14 years ago. I hope everyone out there is staying safe and warm though, this kind of weather is truly no joke.

// FC Dallas //

How does North Texas SC compare to Bayern Munich’s U-23 side? - Big D Soccer
Although player sales get the headlines, the Bayern relationship shapes FC Dallas in other ways that we may not notice.

Texas MLS teams making preseason plans together | The Texas Striker
I had heard talk of FC Dallas staying pretty local for their preseason camp this year, due to covid restrictions. But seeing an in-state meet up with Austin and Houston makes sense. I wonder if we'll also see some meetings with the two USL-C sides from Oklahoma since that is also close.

// MLS //

10 players who need a much improved 2021 | Greg Seltzer | MLSsoccer.com
A decent amount of guys that you'd expect to be on this list after pretty dismal outings in 2020.

Eight MLS moves to keep an eye on in the transfer market | Tom Bogert | MLSsoccer.com
Several teams still need to make some big changes ahead of this coming season, while others are just looking for depth to round out their rosters.

Why more South American talent will be heading to MLS | Extratime | MLSsoccer.com
I agree that the relationship with several clubs and agents began for the league back in 96 that are still going strong today. I also think it is about guys that want a chance at a better life too.

MLS News: Sources tell SBI teams lining up to buy Kemar Lawrence | SBI Soccer
I'm a bit shocked that he's wanting to come back so MLS so quickly and that he won't be on the allocation list (due to being a free agent).

Argentine coaches in MLS | US Soccer Players
With the additions of Hernan Losada with DC United and Gabriel Heinze in Atlanta, there are now three Argentine coaches in Major League Soccer.

Raul Ruidiaz contracts Covid-19 for a second time - Sounder At Heart
Thankfully he has recovered and is feeling better but it is pretty horrible to get it once but to get it twice is just plain rough.

LA Galaxy sign veteran defender Oniel Fisher - LAG Confidential
LA has needed defensive help and Fisher is a solid MLS vet who can give them the depth that they need.

NYCFC’s 2021 home kit allegedly leaks - Hudson River Blue
Not gonna lie, that is a boring sky blue kit.