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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, February 4, 2021

Could today be the day that MLS owners do something incredibly stupid?

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

The deadline for getting a new agreement between the league and the players is today. We could be looking at a lockout here in MLS for the first time in the league’s history if both sides can’t come to an agreement. Let’s hope that won’t be the case.

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Four questions facing FC Dallas ahead of the 2021 preseason camp - Big D Soccer
Even if there isn’t a lockout in MLS, FC Dallas has plenty of questions facing them ahead of a preseason camp.

Ryan Hollingshead's year off to build a church only made him stronger | Striker Texas
Kind of crazy to think that Hollingshead took a year off after being draft all those years ago by FCD and still came back to play and become a huge fan favorite in the process.

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Philadelphia Union unveil 2021 secondary jersey — designed by fans | MLSsoccer.com
Philadelphia Union brought supporters into the design process for their new jersey, leading to a unique creation. Honestly, even if you don't like the kit, the process that led to it is really smart. I'd love to see more of this in MLS.

Details on Adidas' MLS 2022 kit design cycle – The Athletic
Austin FC joined the plain white kit parade in MLS, and the design process for 2022 might not inspire confidence in fans hoping for change.

MLS player movement in strange times | US Soccer Players
Major League Soccer sent several players on loan during the January 2021 transfer window as the league picks up interest from European clubs.

Timbers announce acquisition of Josecarlos Van Rankin - Stumptown Footy
The defender is joining Portland on a one-year loan with the option to exercise a permanent transfer.

Official: Nashville SC acquire Uruguayan attacker Rodrigo Pineiro from Danubio | MLSsoccer.com
This could be a sneaky good move by Nashville here as they found a young South American winger.

CF Montreal sign Norway international forward Bjorn Johnsen from Ulsan Hyundai | MLSsoccer.com
Montreal gets a super tall (6'5") forward here who has shown well over the years in Holland and South Korea.

FC Cincinnati's Jurgen Locadia subject of European interest but his future is complicated | Tom Bogert | MLSsoccer.com
I still look at Cincy's roster and wonder if they truly know what they are doing here in MLS.

Sporting KC Sign French CB Nicolas Isimat-Mirin Formerly of PSV - The Blue Testament
Sporting had some defensive issues in 2020 but this could be a move that helps clean that up.