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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Another day of preseason down as we get closer to the start of the new regular season.

We have almost wrapped up the month of March here as the long haul to the new regular season continues on here for FC Dallas. The club will continue to train in Frisco for preseason as they get ready for their La Copita match with San Antonio on Friday.

// FC Dallas //

Report: FC Dallas pursue Argentine attacking midfielder - Big D Soccer
FC Dallas is one of three clubs linked to the AS Roma attacking midfielder. But does FCD really need a guy like this at the moment? Meh...I don't know.

MLS qualification procedure for 2021 US Open Cup revealed - Big D Soccer
FC Dallas’s path to a trophy in 2021 got a little clearer and shorter yesterday as they need to pick up wins in their first three games.

// MLS //

MLS 2021: For these 10 MLSers, this season is huge | Andrew Wiebe |
I'm pretty sure you could pull a player from every club that this season is huge for too but this is a pretty decent list to begin that with.

Columbus Crew SC's Caleb Porter: New signing Kevin Molino on a "different level" |
I still would have loved for FC Dallas to go after him in free agency like Columbus did, so seeing comments like this isn't a huge shocker to me.

Henry - 'It was time to make a stand' against online racism | ESPNFC
Thierry Henry said the time was right for him to leave social media, telling the BBC on Monday that "it is not a safe place." In all honesty, I really cannot blame him.

The best and worst MLS kits of all time: Galaxy, Sounders epitomize the good and the bad | ESPNFC
I can't argue too much with that 'best' list in this piece but seeing Tampa hit the worst list from their 96 home kits is a slap in the face, that one was iconic to me.

New sporting director could be announced this week, Sounders GM says - Sounder At Heart
Along with naming new talent evaluator, Garth Lagerwey suggests Raul Ruidíaz could also finally join Sounders preseason.

Earthquakes hope to put slippery conditions in past with new hybrid field - Center Line Soccer
If you ever wondered why things at the Earthquakes Stadium was so slippery, now we know. At least they have opted to change things up here.

Colorado Rapids loan seven players to USL Championship sides - Burgundy Wave
This seems like a lot of players to get a loan but when you factor in that Colorado doesn't have their own USL team (in either USL-C or USL-1), it makes a little more sense.

Ignore the new arrivals, focus on the sophomores - Once A Metro
Red Bulls have brought in eye-catching nine new signings this offseason but last year’s recruits may have bigger points to prove.