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Big D Daily: News for Monday, March 1, 2021

A new month is here as preseason camps begin to open up around MLS.

MLS: Nashville SC at Sporting Kansas City Peter Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

The calendar finally flipped over to a new month and we’re on track now for the start of a preseason camp for FC Dallas in the coming days here. The waiting is finally going to be over as we get back to some soccer for what will be a busy year.

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North Texas SC 2021 Roster Preview – Defenders & Goalkeepers - Big D Soccer
In an unsettling similarity to 2020, NTSC’s defense is just a huge, tangled mess of question marks for now.

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Ron Burkle pulls out as MLS expansion team owner in Sacramento - Indomitable City Soccer
Does this mean Sacramento won't have a MLS team in the future? Time will certainly tell on that but for now it seems like they are once again back to the drawing board here.

916 & Heartbreak: Sacramento fans left holding bag on MLS quest - Indomitable City Soccer
In a way, MLS wanted Sacramento as another smaller market that was successful on the lower level but deep down they may be relieved to be able to find another larger market to replace them.

Sacramento MLS team on indefinite hold after main investor pulls out of deal | ESPNFC
The proposed MLS expansion team in Sacramento is on indefinite hold after investor Ron Burkle informed the league he has pulled out of the deal.

Sacramento Republic's MLS future in doubt – The Athletic
Ron Burkle was one of the few billionaires to actually lose money in 2020, so in a way you can see where this one went. Such a shame for Sacramento to be once again back at the drawing board.

Five questions that will define the 2021 MLS season | J. Sam Jones | MLSsoccer.com
With every new season we tend to ask some similar questions about where things are going in MLS, 2021 appears to be no different.

5 thoughts on Atlanta United’s 2021 kit reveal - Dirty South Soccer
Atlanta never truly leaned into the five stripes with any of their previous kits but that all changes in 2021 with their new primary kit.

MNUFC Debuts new secondary kit for the 2021-2022 jersey cycle - E Pluribus Loonum
This new kit hearkens back to the days of old in the NASL, which is kind of cool but this kit is also kind of just plain and simple too.

Nashville SC release 2021 secondary jersey Vibe II to connect with Tennessee roots | MLSsoccer.com
I'm all about Nashvilles look here though. The bright yellow on the dark blue works for me. I also really like the little Tennessee emblem at the bottom of the kit.

Inter Miami CF launch "La Palma" secondary jersey for 2021 season | MLSsoccer.com
Another pretty plain black kit is out there, I know this one has some subtle designs to it but until Miami gets some sponsors on this thing, it seems more like a training top to me than a secondary kit.

Nine possible candidates to replace Thierry Henry as CF Montréal coach | Greg Seltzer | MLSsoccer.com
Montreal has to act rather quickly to replace Thierry Henry here as the preseason is set to get underway here.

CF Montreal regroups | US Soccer Players
CF Montreal is looking for a new coach while trying to push a rebranding and a rebuild forward in difficult circumstances due to the pandemic.