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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, March 31, 2021

The last day in March is here as FC Dallas moves closer to the start of the regular season.

The preseason is moving at a pretty good pace here as FC Dallas continues to prepare for the new season that starts in just a matter of a couple of weeks now.

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Ten fun facts to get you pumped for the 2021 USL League One Season - Big D Soccer
Between the new data sources that help cover USL-1, to new signings with NTSC, there is a lot going on to get excited about here.

After injury frustrations, Paxton Pomykal hoping to help FC Dallas wherever he can | The Striker Texas
Paxton claims he has been working out a ton these last few months to not only be ready for this year but to be stronger.

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Each Team’s Most Important Player for the 2021 Season | MLSSoccer.com
I would have said Paxton Pomykal for FC Dallas but I do think that Andres Ricuarte is pretty damn important too for the success of the team.

Top 10: Best-dressed MLS coaches of 2021 | MLSSoccer.com
It is a damn shame that Luchi isn't topping this list but I kind of get it.

Reports: US international Alfredo Morales in talks over NYCFC move | MLSSoccer.com
Morales will be an interesting fit in NYC if this move goes through.

Atlanta United, Houston Dynamo FC players get first COVID-19 vaccine dose | MLSSoccer.com
It is both weird and good to see things like this. I will say getting a vaccine is important overall if we want to get back to some sort of normal.

Inter Miami cancels three preseason games citing health and safety concerns | ESPNFC
Inter Miami CF won't play their three scheduled preseason matches this week "out of an abundance of caution." Just a simple reminder that the pandemic is still going on here.

Craig Waibel will succeed Chris Henderson as Sounders sporting director, source says - Sounder At Heart
This seems like a good fit on paper considering that Wailbel played in Seattle back in the USL days and has some history with Garth Lagerway from his RSL days.

Timbers Preseason Recap: Portland draws Seattle twice - Stumptown Footy
The Timbers and Sounders met in a pair of friendlies this week that saw them end level.