We’re at the midway point in this week as things continue to move forward in the preseason for FC Dallas. The two-a-days continue ahead of this weekend’s scrimmage within the squad before the two scheduled preseason friendlies.
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FC Dallas Acquires LAFC’s 2022 MLS SuperDraft Third Round Pick - Big D Soccer
FC Dallas didn’t keep Cal Jennings but those lovely college draft rights helped make this deal happen.
New FC Dallas additions Jose Antonio Martinez, Kalil ElMedkhar enjoy Luchi's style | The Striker Texas
Both additions appear to be showing well so far in preseason camp as they adjust to Luchi's system.
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Armchair Analyst: What we're looking forward to as preseason begins | Part 1 | MLSsoccer.com
From how Greg Vanney will do in LA, to how impressive things are right now for the Crew, there are a lot of exciting things to discuss around the league right now.
CF Montréal look to continue Thierry Henry's incomplete legacy with Wilfried Nancy appointment | Charles Boehm | MLSsoccer.com
Nancy has a tall task in front of him with this new look Montreal team (both on the field and off).
2021 MLS Cup odds: See where your club ranks as preseason gets underway | MLSsoccer.com
So the odds we saw back at the holidays were an overseas book that had FCD at the top. That has drastically changed with these odds (which I would take by the way).
Deep Dive: Bruno Gaspar - Eighty Six Forever
Vancouver has boosted their backline up a bit with this signing but is he going to be enough to help them compete is always the question.
Red Bulls close to deal for Celtic fullback Gutman - Once A Metro
Yeah, this is one of the weirdest deals I've seen in MLS. A player that was on loan, got purchased and then loaned out again to a rival club. So weird.
A story on tifo-making, supporting the Columbus Crew and ghosts - Massive Report
Tifo-making is a big deal across MLS for supporters and a ton of work goes into making them that is always interesting to hear more about.
What’s a reasonable expectation for Fredy Montero? - Sounder At Heart
Kind of crazy to compare Montero to Diego Valeri but that may be worth it when it comes to what to expect out of a veteran player.
Cristian Pavón sexual assault case continues in Argentina - LAG Confidential
He’s not in handcuffs but the case has progressed, which kind of tells me he won't be back in MLS any time soon.