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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, February 2, 2021

FC Dallas finally made a deal to send Bryan Reynolds to Italy.

AS Roma

The transfer saga for Bryan Reynolds is finally over and done with as he completes his move for AS Roma from FC Dallas yesterday. We here at Big D Soccer certainly wish him nothing but the best in this new adventure.

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas sells Bryan Reynolds to Roma for franchise-record fee - Big D Soccer
Reynolds will join Roma on a six-month loan before completing a permanent transfer that will net FC Dallas a ton of cash.

Three big moments for FC Dallas fans in the last 24 hours - Big D Soccer
From United States Men’s National Team success to big transfers, FC Dallas experienced a historic 24 hours.

Bryan Reynolds’ Transfer to Roma Marks Milestone in FC Dallas’ Development Pathway | FC Dallas
FC Dallas continues to get the development pipeline correct with this latest transfer.

FC Dallas' Clark Hunt on Bryan Reynolds transfer: We're developing world class players | MLSsoccer.com
Developing world class players is one thing but bringing them in to play for the club is apparently a tougher story for FC Dallas to figure out.

Jesus Ferreira states his case for the US men's national team false 9 role | MLSsoccer.com
Luchi got plenty out of Jesus in this role in 2019 but last year saw a huge dip in production and minutes for him. Hopefully this boost can be a lift for him in 2021.

// MLS //

Transfer deadline day: Latest updates on MLS players on the move to Europe | Tom Bogert | MLSsoccer.com
Here is a good recap of who did and who didn’t move from MLS to Europe yesterday as the deadline day came and went.

MLS Notebook: Aaron Long loan move unlikely – The Athletic
Here are some more notes on players who could have moved that didn’t, plus some moves that teams missed out on recently.

Orlando City Striker Daryl Dike Goes on Short-Term Loan to Barnsley in English Championship - The Mane Land
There’s an option to buy, too, but it’s super high. Rather impressive that Orlando was able to swing this move.

Official: D.C. United midfielder Paul Arriola joins Swansea City on loan - Black And Red United
The USMNT man’s wild year is capped off with a European move with the promotion-hunting Swans.

Spanish club Almería announces loan of LAFC’s Brian Rodriguez - Angels on Parade
Rodriguez is another young player that is getting a loan this year to a European side.

Will MLS owners lock players out? Where labor negotiations stand between the league and union | ESPNFC
Amid threats of a lockout, labor negotiations between MLS owners and the players' union have grown increasingly tense. How will it all play out? Let's hope things don't turn sour this week.