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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, March 18, 2021

Training continues in Frisco as the club gets ready for a preseason game on Saturday.

We’re less than a month out from the start of the 2021 season here as FC Dallas looks to play their first preseason game on Saturday against OKC Energy. Unfortunately for us, it appears there won’t be a web stream available for that game since it is being played on a practice field.

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Luchi Gonzalez looking for versatility from FC Dallas in 2021 | The Striker Texas
It sounds like we're going to see some new looks this year out of Luchi and we may need to be a bit patient with him on things like that.

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FC Cincinnati acquire former DC United star Luciano Acosta from Atlas | MLSsoccer.com
Cincy continues to be ambitious here with their offseason moves as they officially sign Acosta.

Lucho Acosta the latest big swing for FC Cincinnati in ambitious winter | Tom Bogert | MLSsoccer.com
If Cincy can get the version of Acosta that dominated things back in 2018, then this is a good deal. But if they get the guy that was so-so in Liga MX, it could end up being a massive gamble.

Daryl Dike scores brace for Barnsley in 3-1 win over Wycombe Wanderers | MLSsoccer.com
Five goals in 11 matches for Dike since joining Barnsley really does continue to improve his value over there. Orlando was wise to put such a high sale-on fee for him too with this loan as it looks smarter and smarter each game.

LA Galaxy sign veteran midfielder Victor Vazquez - LAG Confidential
Vanney reunites with a Toronto FC star as he continues to try to get the band back together in LA.

Inside Seattle's bid to be a 2026 World Cup host city – The Athletic
Taking lessons from its failed effort in 1994, Seattle is hoping its incredible growth can put it over the top for the 2026 World Cup.

Top Five Longest Trophy Droughts in Major League Soccer | MLS Multiplex
We think that FC Dallas has not won a major trophy in forever but there are a few clubs that haven't won a thing in a much longer period of time.