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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, February 23, 2020

Now that FC Dallas has a new shirt sponsor, a secondary kit reveal is next in line before preseason camp begins.

We’re a week or so away from a lot of things here in Dallas. A new secondary kit (on March 2) and the start of the preseason camp (could happen early should the players all agree to quarantine early). Exciting stuff as we push towards a new season in April.

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas announces jersey rights partnership with MTX Group - Big D Soccer
MTX is a leading global technology transformation company powered by the Maverick Quantum AI platform, MavQ. Nice to see a tech company on the jersey over a pyramid-scheme one.

How FC Dallas Secured Jersey Partnership with MTX Group Inc During a Global Pandemic | FC Dallas
Calling this the biggest off-the-field acquisition feels a bit right considering all the things the team has done to the on-the-field roster. I'm a big fan of staying local for the sponsorship too.

// MLS //

MLS clubs start to report for 2021 preseason |
Certainly one for the 'you love to see it' file.

10 things to look forward to in MLS this season | J. Sam Jones |
I think there are plenty of things to get excited about this season but I will admit I'm not super excited about sitting too close to someone else just yet (I've enjoyed the extra space between me and others).

MLS' "Play Your Kids" movement gets valuable new twist | Charles Boehm |
Nick Hinds' trade from Seattle to Nashville is further evidence of an important new front in both MLS' trade market and youth movement.

Source: FC Cincinnati in talks with former US youth international Kyle Scott | Tom Bogert |
Cincy really wants to splash the cash this winter and show the world that they aren't afraid to spend money to turn themselves into a winner.

What’s next for Jordan Morris and his recovery from a second ACL injury - Sounder At Heart
The attacker will return to the United States to have surgery, then begin a recovery process that will likely take at least 6-9 months.

Columbus faces the repeat champion problem in MLS | US Soccer Players
With Major League Soccer famously against dynasties, the Columbus Crew looks to become the fourth team to successfully defend its title.

Tech company Honey unveiled as LA Galaxy sleeve sponsor - LAG Confidential
LA added a sleeve sponsor, though I'm sure there are plenty of folks that would rather see them make a front of jersey sponsor change as well.

Chicago Fire players vote to start quarantine today, in order to begin preseason a week early - Hot Time In Old Town
Post-quarantine, the Fire will train in Bridgeview before heading to Orlando.

Reports: D.C. United interested in Levski Sofia forward Nigel Robertha - Black And Red United
We haven't seen much movement out of DC since they hired a new coach but that should change here with this move.

Orlando City Opted to Avoid Charlotte’s Personal Seat License Stadium Funding Approach - The Mane Land
Charlotte FC will become the first MLS franchise to sell personal seat licenses for season ticket holders. But Orlando could have beaten them to the punch.

Atlanta United signs Franco Ibarra from Argentinos Juniors - Dirty South Soccer
Another young Argentine player is coming to Atlanta here.