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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, March 10, 2021

FC Dallas continues preseason camp today as they prepare for an intrasquad scrimmage on Saturday.

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.

// FC Dallas //

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.