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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, February 25, 2021

Another week is almost in the books here as we get closer to the start of the 2021 season.

MLS: FC Dallas at Philadelphia Union Derik Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

We’re nearly done with February folks. As wild as this month has been (that crazy snow storm was something else, huh?), I’m glad to see the month wrap up fairly quickly here as we get close to the start of preseason camps next week for FC Dallas.

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One big question facing each Eastern Conference team as preseason begins | Armchair Analyst: | MLSsoccer.com
Yesterday it was the one big question for FC Dallas and the Western Conference, now we get one question for each team in the Eastern Conference.

USMNT Olympic roster projections: An early look – The Athletic
Head coach Jason Kreis lends his insight on the pool of players heading to camp in Guadalajara ahead of CONCACAF Olympic qualifying.

Portland Timbers see "no limits" to success in 2021 as they target Concacaf Champions League glory | MLSsoccer.com
Once again there are a lot of folks that are excited by what the Timbers could do this season. Until their defense gets a little better, I'm not sure I buy it.

LA Galaxy officially unveil retro-inspired secondary jersey - LAG Confidential
I like everything about this kit except for the plain black back. Seems like a wasted opportunity there.

25 year old Rafael Santos Borré is too old and TFC shouldn’t sign him—wait, what? - Waking The Red
Our colleagues in Toronto don't like the idea of this signing for TFC as they hunt for their next DP.

Inter Miami sign Brazilian midfielder Gregore from Bahia | MLSsoccer.com
While I expected Miami to go for those bigger named South American players, this is actually the kind of signing out of them that I expected to see more of here.

Jordan Morris sends farewell message to Swansea fans - Sounder At Heart
Morris’ second ACL injury in three years cuts short his loan to Swansea City just about a month after it began.

The Columbus Crew to sign midfielder Marlon Hairston - Massive Report
I've always been a fan of Hairston and his game, so I think he'll do well in Columbus who have done well at signing players from within MLS this offseason.