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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, February 24, 2021

We’re getting closer and closer to the start of preseason camp here.

We’re at the midway point here in the final week of February, which feels like it has actually flown by for a change here. The start of preseason camp could begin next week for FC Dallas, which will be a welcome sight after a long offseason.

// FC Dallas //

How MLS’s new Under-22 initiative impacts FC Dallas - Big D Soccer
FC Dallas has a long history of going for younger talent and now they can potentially spend more.

Four FC Dallas players named to preliminary US Olympic roster - Big D Soccer
No real shockers here given who is available and who is healthy here for FC Dallas.

Report: FC Dallas set to sign Hungarian winger - Big D Soccer
Reports out of Europe have linked FC Dallas to the young Hungarian but the international roster slot situation is going to complicate this potential move a good bit.

// MLS //

Armchair Analyst: One big question facing each Western Conference team as preseason begins | MLSsoccer.com
I always enjoy a 'one big question' type series and Doyle is correct with his question on FC Dallas here. It is certainly a big one facing Luchi going into this season.

Timbers reveal primary jersey for 2021 - Stumptown Footy
So far we've seen some pretty boring kits revealed this year but Portland is going to fall into the category of pretty unique and cool I think.

Did Brenner choose FC Cincinnati over Arsenal, PSG, Madrid? – The Athletic
The MLS club implied publicly that it beat out a host of European giants to sign a promising Brazilian. The truth is a bit more complicated.

Major League Soccer's next geography lesson | US Soccer Players
An insistence on conferences and attempting to build regional rivals isn't the only way Major League Soccer could potentially crack its TV ratings issue.

Justin Morrow, Eriq Zavaleta officially re-sign with Toronto FC - Waking The Red
Toronto is trying to keep some of the old band together here for another season.

Union roster building under Tanner has hardly ever included players already in MLS - Brotherly Game
Just three players with MLS experience have been signed by the Union since Tanner took over as Sporting Director.

Report: Atlanta United, Velez agree to deal for Lautaro Giannetti - Dirty South Soccer
Atlanta continues to dip into the international market to rebuild their roster.