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Big D Daily: News for Monday, February 22, 2021

The cold weather is finally gone from Dallas as we now wait on the preseason to begin here in the next couple of weeks.

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

Last week was rough. I know for a lot of you it was cold, at times powerless, waterless and even more. But we’ve made it to the other side here as the weekend temperatures returned to what felt more like a normal day here in Dallas. I truly do hope you all are safe out there, we are still in a pandemic after all.

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ASN article: Che's loan to Bayern highlights latest success from FC Dallas academy
Che impressed Bayern enough to make a loan happen earlier this year and now we wait and see if he is next in line for a transfer.

Pepi looking for 'Bayern boost' after finally training with FC Dallas partner | The Striker Texas
Pepi apparently is all about that Bayern training shirt. Gotta love it.

How MLS clubs are responding to the Texas winter storm crisis: "People need help" | MLSsoccer.com
It was certainly a rough week for most of Texas. All three clubs from the state stepped up though to help out. In some cases it was the players stepping up before the teams did to make things happen, which is something you love to see.

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MLS 2021 season: One thing to look forward to for every club | Andrew Wiebe | MLSsoccer.com
I do appreciate what Wiebe puts down for FC Dallas here.

Beckham's Inter Miami sign ex-Premier League defender Shawcross | ESPNFC
So is this the start of Miami being home to a bunch of English players?

MLS's new under-22 initiative explained – The Athletic
A new pool of money is now available to MLS teams, and with it comes all sorts of possibilities. But how does it actually work will be the key and seeing that clubs can sign HGPs using this is good for a team like FC Dallas.

American soccer at all levels still grappling with COVID-19 | US Soccer Players
Here is a look at how the pandemic continues to impact the college and professional games with soccer leagues trying to stick to schedules.

Don’t expect a speedy resolution to the Cristian Pavón transfer saga - LAG Confidential
Apparently dealing with Boca Juniors is a massive pain in the butt and the Galaxy are the latest MLS team to feel that pain.

Sources: Toronto FC, TFC II will call Florida home to start 2021 - Waking The Red
There had already been talks of TFC in Tampa and now it appears that their USL-1 side is going to tag along for the ride.

Jordan Morris suffers injury with Swansea City - Sounder At Heart
Well, this certainly is something you didn't want to see happen. Hopefully this isn't a major set back.