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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, March 9, 2021

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Another preseason day is in the book as we prepare for some friendlies next week.

Like some of you around these parts, I’m ready for next week. It has little to do with spring break for me and every bit to do with the fact that we’ll see some actual soccer played out of FC Dallas here with their preseason friendlies, first with this Saturday’s intrasquad scrimmage, followed up by next Saturday’s game against OKC.

// FC Dallas //

Five questions for FC Dallas as training camp opens | The Striker Texas
We've all got plenty of questions on this FCD squad here as preseason kicks up. But the biggest may be just how healthy Paxton Pomykal really is here. So far, it sounds like he's doing well.

Challenge accepted: the story of Weston McKennie – The Athletic
Weston McKennie and those who know him best explain his emergence as a leader for Juventus and the U.S. men's national team.

// MLS //

CF Montréal name Wilfried Nancy new head coach, replacing Thierry Henry | MLSsoccer.com
This was probably the smartest move Montreal could make after Henry left them a couple of weeks ago.

CF Montréal to start 2021 MLS season in Florida, play home games at Inter Miami CF Stadium | MLSsoccer.com
Toronto is going to Orlando and Tampa...Montreal follows it up by making their base in Miami. Both seem logical for some reason to me.

LOOK: Sporting KC Unveil New Primary Kit for 2021 - The Blue Testament
I gotta say, I do love the look of these kits for SKC. I also really like the kit sponsors are non-profits too and that portions of the sales will be donated.

Toronto FC training camp discontinued after multiple positive COVID-19 tests - Waking The Red
The team announces training has been halted until contact tracing and follow-up testing has been conducted. I guess we need to get used to seeing these things again.

FC Cincinnati's Jaap Stam: Designated Players Brenner and Jurgen Locadia could play together | MLSsoccer.com
Cincy has to find a way to make their offense click this season and their big DPs are going to have to be a part of that some how.